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.
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
42 votes for, 2 votes against, 11 absences, between 2016–2018
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament upon the UK leaving the EU.
The Secretary of State is turning a blind eye to the depopulation crisis facing rural Scotland. His Government’s refusal even to consider devolving immigration powers to the Scottish Parliament will cause further damage to these fragile communities. Will he explain to the people and businesses in my constituency how ending freedom of movement will help to solve that depopulation crisis?
Can the Minister assure those in my constituency—a vast area of 7,000 sq km, with 23 islands and only five jobcentres—with limited connectivity that they will not be penalised as they are unable to access their online journals?
More of Brendan O'Hara’s recent appearances
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
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for International Development
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Clyde Naval Base: Military Police
- Trident Missiles: Testing
- Submarines: Accidents
- Syria: Armed Conflict
Currently held offices
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Brendan O'Hara’s speeches
- Has received answers to 42 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 72.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 115 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: BT
Address of donor: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality at the Six Nations Rugby match, with a total value of £1,200
Date received: 24 February 2018
Date accepted: 24 February 2018
Donor status: company, registration 4190816
(Registered 19 March 2018
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)
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)
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