Brendan O'Hara’s voting in Parliament
Brendan O'Hara 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 random selection of Brendan O'Hara’s votes.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
4 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2015–2022.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
66 votes for, 8 votes against, 17 absences, between 2017–2022.
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2022.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 27 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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If he will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the potential merits of devolving the power to introduce a Scottish work visa scheme to the Scottish Government.
Five years ago, the Migration Advisory Committee said that the current system was failing remote communities. Recently published figures show that my Argyll and Bute constituency is suffering further depopulation, with the town of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute particularly badly affected. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the Government still insist that the current system...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many and what proportion of SCS2 civil servants on full-time equivalent contracts in his Department are women.
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Scottish National Party MP for Argyll and Bute
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Brendan O'Hara campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Home Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Whisky: USA
- Clyde Naval Base: Military Police
- Bahrain: Political Prisoners
- Trident Missiles: Testing
- UK Domestic Advisory Group and UK-EU Civil Society Forum
Currently held offices
- Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Overseas Territories (since 14 Nov 2023)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 12 Sep 2023)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 4 Sep 2023)
Other offices held in the past
- SNP Chief Whip (17 Jan 2023 to 4 Sep 2023)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) (10 Dec 2022 to 17 Jan 2023)
- Member, Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill) Committee ( 2 Nov 2022 to 29 Nov 2022)
- Member, Elections Bill Committee (15 Sep 2021 to 26 Oct 2021)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) ( 1 Feb 2021 to 17 Jan 2023)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution) ( 1 Mar 2020 to 17 Jan 2023)
- Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society) ( 1 Jul 2018 to 1 Mar 2020)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Media) (20 Jun 2017 to 17 May 2018)
- Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Defence) (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.
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Nov 2023.
Name of donor: Bellwether International
Address of donor: 694 E 230 N, Lindon, Utah, USA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, hotels, food and security, value £1,456.96
Destination of visit: Iraq
Dates of visit: 10-14 February 2023
Purpose of visit: As Chair of APPG
Yazidi visited the internally displaced people’s camps in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to gain an understanding of the situation and the issues faced by the Yazidi people.
(Registered 08 March 2023)
Name of donor: International Centre for Law and Religious Studies (ICLRS)
Address of donor: J Reuben Clarke Centre, 341 E Campus Dr, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation including food (£740.20) and flights (£1,304.75), total value £2,044.95
Destination of visit: Salt Lake City, Utah
Dates of visit: 29 September - 2 October 2023
Purpose of visit: As chair of the APPG for International Law, Justice and Accountability, to speak in the plenary session in ICLRS Law and Religious Symposium.
(Registered 09 November 2023)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Director and shareholder of Oh! Television; a television production company. The company has not traded. (Registered 11 January 2016)
From 26 April 2021, a Director of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 19 May 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Catherine O'Hara, as full time Office Manager
. (Registered 19 January 2016; updated 08 October 2020)
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