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: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Industries 14 Sep 2017

    The UK’s creative and cultural industries have benefited greatly economically, creatively and culturally from being part of Europe for the past 40 years. That explains why 96% of the Creative Industries Federation voted to remain in the European Union. Other than assuring them that it will be all right on the night, can the Secretary of State tell me what she is doing to ensure that the...
  • Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship 13 Sep 2017

    I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Will he join me in recognising and commending the excellent work of a disproportionately large number of people in my constituency to support the people of Malawi? He has already mentioned the excellent work of Mary’s Meals, but we also have the Mid Argyll Malawi Twinning Group, the Imani Development Foundation in Oban, the...
  • Sky/Fox Merger 12 Sep 2017

    I thank the Secretary of State for prior sight of her statement. She rightly acknowledges that there is growing public concern about the concentration of media ownership in fewer and fewer hands. SNP Members absolutely share those concerns. It is essential that there is a plurality of voices within the media across the UK for the maintenance of diversity and standards. Before the recess, SNP...

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • 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

  • 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 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Brendan O'Hara’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 64 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 94.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 131 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") 79 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Scotch Whisky Association
Address of donor: Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of an APPG on Scotch Whisky fact-finding visit to Islay, travel, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £379.41

Date received: 7-8 October 2016

Date accepted: 7 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration SC035148

(Registered 21 October 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights to Calgary, AFPT hosted supper and sundries, total approx. value £750

Destination of visit: British Army Training Unit Suffield, Canada

Date of visit: 25-28 August 2016

Purpose of visit: As part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.

(Registered 29 September 2016)
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)
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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