Brendan O'Hara

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Media)

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Argyll and Bute Scottish National Party

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • RBS Closures (Argyll and Bute) — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 24 Jan 2018

    I beg to move, That this House has considered RBS branch closures in Argyll and Bute. It is a pleasure, as always, to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Henry. The Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision to close 62 of its branches in Scotland—a decision that will leave 13 towns in rural Scotland without a single bank—is, in short, a disgrace, and will inflict further long-lasting...
  • RBS Closures (Argyll and Bute) — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 24 Jan 2018

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That is a point that I will come to with some vigour later. The decision of the Royal Bank of Scotland to turn its back on so many of our communities, particularly those where it is the last bank in town, despite an earlier promise not to do such a thing, is a scandalous abdication of its social responsibility to rural Scotland, and to those people who were...
  • RBS Closures (Argyll and Bute) — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 24 Jan 2018

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. If the Royal Bank of Scotland was not aware before of the anger that this has caused across Scotland, it is very aware now. It has been well documented that in my Argyll and Bute constituency, RBS plans to close three branches, in Campeltown, Rothesay and Inveraray. I cannot begin to describe the sense of anger and the growing hostility in those towns, and...

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Scottish National Party MP for Argyll and Bute

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

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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 for International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Clyde Naval Base: Military Police
  • Trident Missiles: Testing
  • Submarines
  • Submarines: Accidents
  • Syria: Armed Conflict

Currently held offices

  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Media) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Defence) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Brendan O'Hara’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 40 written questions in the last year — above 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 83.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 100 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel and accommodation with a value of £3,500

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 1-7 April 2017

Purpose of visit: As part of the UAE APPG, to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.

(Registered 24 April 2017)
Name of donor: APPG for the Polar Regions, with sponsorship from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Mamont Foundation
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £460.20; travel around Svalbard £454.21; accommodation and food £449.63; £1,364.04 in total

Destination of visit: Svalbard, Norway

Dates of visit: 28 August to 1 September 2017

Purpose of visit: to visit British scientists at the NERC Arctic Research Station at Ny-Alesund and to learn more about Britain's contribution to polar science (Registered 27 September 2017)
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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