Ian Blackford

SNP Westminster Leader

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Ross, Skye and Lochaber Scottish National Party

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Ian Blackford almost always voted for more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 14 Dec 2015: Ian Blackford voted to oppose the Government's decision not to opt into a European Union response to disproportionate migration into certain states involving measures to relocate individuals in need of international protection (asylum). Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Ian Blackford voted against requiring digital tachographs which use satellite positioning, and can be read remotely, to enforce rules on driving time and rest periods for certain lorries and buses. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Ian Blackford voted in support of a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism; and against working directly with other countries and against recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Ian Blackford voted not to take account of carbon dioxide emissions traded via the European Union to Emissions Trading Scheme when calculating the state of the UK carbon account for periods from 2028 onwards Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Ian Blackford voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Ian Blackford voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Ian Blackford voted in favour of giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Ian Blackford voted for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Ian Blackford voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and against starting the process of leaving by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Ian Blackford voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and against starting the process of leaving by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted to only allow the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Ian Blackford voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Ian Blackford voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Ian Blackford was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Ian Blackford voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Ian Blackford voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Ian Blackford voted to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Ian Blackford voted for the UK to remain a member of the European Communities, and for new European Union law to remain incorporated in UK law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Ian Blackford voted to require courts or tribunals to pay due regard to any relevant decision of the European Court after the UK's withdrawal from the EU Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Ian Blackford voted to require the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and to require the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Ian Blackford voted for the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights to remain part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Ian Blackford voted to retain the general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation, EU directives and European Court of justice case law, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU. Show vote

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