Brendan O'Hara

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Media)

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Argyll and Bute Scottish National Party

Brendan O'Hara’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 17 Apr 2018

    It is, as always, a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I thank the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine) for securing this important debate. As she said, tourism and the creative industries play a hugely significant part in the UK and Scottish economies. She is right to point out that Brexit could have hugely damaging consequences for both those sectors. It is...
  • Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Inveraray 29 Mar 2018

    It borders on unbelievable that Inveraray, a town with a booming tourist industry, a town with three good-sized hotels, a town boasting numerous cafes, bars and restaurants, and various high-quality clothing outlets, a town that has an estate and a hugely popular castle, could be left without a single bank. Yet that is exactly what the Royal Bank of Scotland plans to do, without any prior...
  • Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Inveraray 29 Mar 2018

    Moving on swiftly, Mr Speaker. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Argyll & Bute, Declares that the proposed closure of the Inveraray branch of the publicly-owned Royal Bank of Scotland will have a detrimental effect on local community and the local economy. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Department for...

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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
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • 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 44 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 80.29% 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") 106 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Apr 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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: 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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