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.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 19 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
42 votes for, 2 votes against, 11 absences, between 2016–2018
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
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Brendan O'Hara has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
It is, as always, a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Ms Buck. I, too, pay tribute to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) for his passionate, informed and heartfelt speech. He spoke for many of us when he highlighted the consequences of the UK Government’s continued austerity for vulnerable young people and those who are trying to help them. The hon. Member for...
That holistic approach is something that I will come on to. It is more than good parenting; it is a societal issue. We have to change the culture of how we address these issues, rather than focusing simply on improving parents. The hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Paul Farrelly) gave a powerful testimony focusing on the serious gap in local provision in his area of north Staffordshire....
Rural Scotland, including my Argyll and Bute constituency, is facing a depopulation crisis that will be exacerbated by Brexit. Last week, Cleland Sneddon, the chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, added his name to those calling for a more flexible, devolved and regional immigration policy and offered Argyll and Bute as a pilot area to test it. Will the Prime Minister agree to meet me...
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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
- 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 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Brendan O'Hara’s speeches
- Has received answers to 44 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 72.38% 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") 114 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Sep 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: 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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