Brendan O'Hara

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

Scottish National Party MP for Argyll and Bute

@brendanoharasnp https://facebook.com/BrendanOHaraSNP

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 selection of Brendan O'Hara’s votes.

Last updated: 4 Sep 2019. Please share these votes responsibly.

We have lots more plain English analysis of Brendan O'Hara’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Brendan O'Hara’s full vote analysis page for more.

Brendan O'Hara has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • International Trade: Scotch Whisky Tariffs 17 Oct 2019

    What recent discussions she has had with her US and EU counterparts on the imposition of tariffs on Scotch whisky.
  • International Trade: Scotch Whisky Tariffs 17 Oct 2019

    In the days following this announcement, the Government were asleep at the wheel. We now have only 12 hours before this tariff is implemented. What action will the Secretary of State take in the next 12 hours to delay this? If she cannot delay it, what will she do to mitigate the impact, particularly on small and medium-sized distillers, which rely so heavily on the US market?
  • Imprisonment of Catalan Leaders 15 Oct 2019

    I and many others are dismayed at the complacency that the Minister has shown at the jailing of elected politicians for up to 13 years for simply organising a referendum. If this had been a regime anywhere else in the world that was renowned for oppressing democracy, the United Kingdom rightly would have been at the head of the queue to condemn that regime. Just because it is Spain does not...

More of Brendan O'Hara’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Scottish National Party MP for Argyll and Bute

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

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

Brendan O'Hara campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for International Development
  • Home Office
  • Clyde Naval Base: Military Police
  • Trident Missiles: Testing
  • Submarines
  • Submarines: Accidents
  • Syria: Armed Conflict

Currently held offices

  • Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (since 12 Mar 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society) (since 1 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • 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.

Numerology

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Brendan O'Hara’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Note SNP MPs do not generally vote on legislation not affecting Scotland, as these matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 122 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Brendan O'Hara’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 178 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BT Scotland
Address of donor: Alexander Graham Bell House, 1 Lochside View, Edinburgh EH12 9DH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, plus hospitality, for Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield, total value £1,800

Date received: 9 March 2019

Date accepted: 9 March 2019

Donor status: company, registration 01800000

(Registered 26 April 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (2) Mamont Foundation (3) WWF UK (4) British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union, all via the APPG for the Polar Regions.
Address of donor: (1) Villa Girasole, 16 Boulevard de Suisse, 98000, Monaco

(2) PO Box 472, St Julian’s Court, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, GY1 6AX, Guernsey, Channel Islands

(3) The Living Planet Centre, Rufford House, Brewery Rd, Woking GU21 4LL

(4) 6th Floor, Millbank House, 1 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) £1,021.59

(2) £970.30 (3) £204.32 (4) £510.79

The APPG for the Polar Regions used these sums to meet the costs of flights, local travel, food, accommodation and tour fees, which together had a total value of approximately £2,707, after a personal contribution of £200.

Destination of visit: Greenland

Dates of visit: 24 – 30 August 2018

Purpose of visit: To establish and develop dialogue with the Parliament and Government of Greenland; promote awareness and understanding among UK Parliamentarians of challenges and opportunities facing Greenland as a consequence of environmental, geopolitical and economic change; to visit British scientists and learn more about Britain’s contribution to Arctic science.

(Registered 12 October 2018)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians (which receives support from the Sir Joseph Hotung Charitable Settlement)
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport, with a total value of £1,570

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 17-21 September 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 12 October 2018)
Name of donor: Aid to the Church in Need UK
Address of donor: 12-14 Benhill Ave, Sutton SM1 4DA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £1,648.92; accommodation £357.27; total £2,006.19

Destination of visit: Lebanon

Dates of visit: 2-7 January 2019

Purpose of visit: APPG on International Freedom of Religion or Belief visit to refugee families in Lebanon and to look at the work undertaken by the 'Church in Need'.

(Registered 11 February 2019)
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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Catherine O'Hara, as part time Constituency Assistant. (Registered 19 January 2016)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)