Ian Blackford

Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

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About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Ian Blackford) represents you, and all of the people who live in Ross, Skye and Lochaber, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Defence
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • Refugees: Afghanistan
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • Breathalysers
  • State Retirement Pensions

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 29 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 29 Apr 2019)
  • SNP Westminster Leader (20 Jun 2017 to 6 Dec 2022)
  • 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)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.

Recent appearances

  • Iran-Israel Update 15 Apr 2024

    Mr Speaker, may I pass my condolences to you and your family for the sad loss of your father, Doug? We live in deeply unsettling times, and the Prime Minister, along with our allies, is right to call for a de-escalation. When he has his discussions with Prime Minister Netanyahu this afternoon, will he convey to him that now is the time to step back? There must be no further escalation in the...
  • Iran-Israel Update 15 Apr 2024

    Mr Speaker, may I pass my condolences to you and your family for the sad loss of your father, Doug? We live in deeply unsettling times, and the Prime Minister, along with our allies, is right to call for a de-escalation. When he has his discussions with Prime Minister Netanyahu this afternoon, will he convey to him that now is the time to step back? There must be no further escalation in the...
  • Women’s State Pension Age 25 Mar 2024

    May I say to the Secretary of State that he needs to read the room? Let us remember that the ombudsman has said there has been maladministration. There is consensus across the Chamber that compensation should be paid. This is about women who paid national insurance in anticipation of receiving a pension, who were hit with the bombshell that their pension was being deferred—in some cases, by...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
First Seer Ltd (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 December 2016)
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)
From 25 June 2021, investment portfolio managed on a blind discretionary basis by Rathbones and previously by Brooks MacDonald Plc. (Registered 03 June 2015; updated 25 June 2021)
From 26 June 2023, a Member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 28 June 2023)
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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