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Ian Blackford’s voting in Parliament
Ian Blackford is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a selection of Ian Blackford’s votes.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 19 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
56 votes for, 6 votes against, 18 absences, between 2016–2020
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Last updated: 25 Feb 2020.
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On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am most grateful to you for granting this point of order. Robert Peston, the ITV journalist, is tweeting that Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Government will be making an announcement tomorrow on help for the self-employed. Mr Speaker, you will recall the ticking off that you gave to the Chancellor for making statements that should have been brought to...
Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I am very grateful for the statement from the Leader of the House. What is different is that the expectation was that the announcement would come on Friday, when we would not normally expect Government statements. This is rather regrettable, to say the least, because it is a very important announcement that is coming tomorrow. We should be here to...
For clarity, Robert Peston is saying that the Government have confirmed, that the Prime Minister has confirmed, that the Prime Minister will announce that tomorrow. He ought to come to this House before it rises to make that statement. It is highly irregular for the Prime Minister not to, on a matter that is so important and that many of us have raised on a daily basis. I have to say that it...
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Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Ian Blackford campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Home Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Cabinet Office
- State Retirement Pensions: Females
- State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- State Retirement Pensions
Currently held offices
- SNP Westminster Leader (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 29 Apr 2019)
- Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Blackford’s speeches
- Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 457 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 Mar 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 December 2015, Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd, Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BF. From April 2019 until further notice, I will be paid £3,193 a month. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. In addition, I will be paid £1,500 per day for any additional work (additional payments will be listed below). (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 14 December 2015, 6 June 2016, 12 April 2018 and 12 April 2019)
Until 17 December 2019, Chairman of Commsworld Plc, Commsworld House, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB. From July 2015 until 17 December 2019, I was paid £1,000 a month. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 August 2015 and 18 December 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 4 November 2016, a house on the Isle of Skye: (i). (Registered 08 November 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
First Seer Ltd (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 December 2016)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Until 17 December 2019, Commsworld; telecoms company. (Registered 03 June 2015; updated 18 December 2019)
Director (unpaid) of First Seer Ltd, 12A Chester Street, Edinburgh EH3 7RA. First Seer owns our croft business and ancillary activities. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 17 November 2015)
Investment portfolio managed on a discretionary basis by Brooks MacDonald Plc. (Registered 03 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my step-son, John O'Leary, as part time Senior Caseworker. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 13 June 2017 and 05 August 2019)
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