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Drew Hendry’s voting in Parliament
Drew Hendry 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 random selection of Drew Hendry’s votes.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2022.
Almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 3 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.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
4 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2022.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Drew Hendry has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help people who live in areas without adequate radio coverage access alternatives to standard smart meters.
My hon. Friend is making a fantastic point about who is being victimised here. Instead of attacking working people and families, should this Government not be going after those who are not paying their taxes, so that we can get some more money? We could also go after those who are wasting billions of pounds as well.
I recently met people from CityFibre in my constituency to celebrate the roll-out of full fibre in Inverness. CityFibre is now moving into the rural areas, and it has taken the full fibre coverage from 0.8% to 60%. What steps is the Minister taking to ensure that companies such as CityFibre, working in partnership with local councils and others, can continue to operate in this market as there...
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Scottish National Party MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Drew Hendry campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Transport
- Home Office
- Universal Credit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Sanctions: Russia
- Members: Correspondence
- Children: Maintenance
Currently held offices
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 9 Jan 2023)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 12 Dec 2022)
- Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade) (1 Feb 2021 to 12 Dec 2022)
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Feb 2021)
- Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Transport) (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: 23 Jan 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys:
24 May 2022, received £120. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee donated to SNP
Inverness Branch. (Registered 08 June 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Teclan Ltd, a digital marketing company. (Registered 04 June 2015)
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