Ian Blackford

SNP Westminster Leader

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Ross, Skye and Lochaber Scottish National Party

Ian Blackford’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 12 Sep 2018

    A decade on from the financial crisis, the poorest in our society are still paying a price. The bankers were bailed out, but ordinary people paid the bill. Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis shows that real wages are, on average, £800 lower. A decade on and people are poorer: a damning indictment of the UK Government’s leadership. Tell us, Prime Minister: why have you abandoned...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 12 Sep 2018

    That, I am afraid, simply ignores the reality that people are poorer. It has been the worst decade for wage growth in over 200 years. Households are struggling, and it is reported that a no deal Brexit will increase the annual cost of living for low-income households by hundreds of pounds. Yet this Prime Minister still wants to walk off the Brexit cliff edge. The Prime Minister is unfit to...
  • Salisbury Update 5 Sep 2018

    Scottish National party Members welcome the Prime Minister’s statement and the news that we have now been able to identify the suspects in the Salisbury attack. The attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter was an unlawful use of force by the Russian state on the streets of Salisbury, and we now have evidence that absolutely and unequivocally confirms that. Of course, while our thoughts are...

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Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Ian Blackford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • Breathalysers
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • State Retirement Pensions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 16 Nov 2017)
  • SNP Westminster Leader (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

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 2018 until further notice, I will be paid £3,091 per month (previously £3,000). 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 and 12 April 2018)
Chairman of Commsworld Plc, Commsworld House, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB. Paid £1,000 a month, from 31 July 2015 until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 August 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Energy Law Unlimited LLP
Address of donor: 231 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5QY

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets and hospitality for myself and my wife at the Scotland v England rugby international at Murrayfield, total value £1,360.80

Date received: 24 February 2018

Date accepted: 24 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration SO304467

(Registered 20 March 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 18 October 2017, a house in Lanark: (i). (Registered 3 June 2016; updated 18 October 2017)
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
Commsworld; telecoms company. (Registered 03 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
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 Senior Caseworker from 1 June 2017. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 13 June 2017)

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