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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.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
62 votes for, 6 votes against, 15 absences, between 2017–2020
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 19 votes against, 4 absences, 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
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what events took place in UK (a) embassies and (b) other diplomatic missions to mark St Andrews Day in 2019.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what events took place in (a) embassies and (b) other diplomatic missions to mark Burns Night in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what events were hosted in UK (a) embassies and (b) other diplomatic missions to promote Scottish (i) business and (ii) culture in the last 12 months.
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
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for International Trade
- Home Office
- Whisky: USA
- Clyde Naval Base: Military Police
- Trident Missiles: Testing
- Submarines: Accidents
Currently held offices
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution) (since 1 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society) (since 1 Jul 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- 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)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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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