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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.
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Further to that point of order, Sir Gary. I associate myself with the comments made by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston, and thank the Clerks and the Government’s civil servants for the hard work that they have done. I realise that it has been a bit of mauling from this side of the House, but it was never, ever intended to be personal; it is purely political. I thank you, Sir...
I beg to move amendment 62, in clause 22, page 22, line 5, at end insert— “(3A) But no provision of this Act, other than this section, may come into force in relation to Scotland unless the Scottish Parliament has passed a motion consenting to the Act.” This is the last of the amendments in my name and that of my hon. Friend the Member for Glenrothes, but it is arguably the most...
Again, I am not remotely surprised that the Government have rejected the amendment; they have rejected every single amendment we have tabled in the past six sittings, over three days. We have given the Government ample opportunity to respect the devolution settlement and for them to say to the Scottish people, “Yes, we respect your Parliament. We respect your democracy. We respect that you...
Scottish National Party MP for Argyll and Bute
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Brendan O'Hara campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.