Joanna Cherry

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs)

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh South West


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Joanna Cherry’s voting in Parliament

Joanna Cherry is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.

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Recent appearances

  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill 23 Sep 2020

    I will confine my comments to the presumption against prosecution for serious criminal offences contained in part 1 of the Bill. I believe that the way in which this is framed will make prosecutions close to impossible for some of the most serious crimes under international law. I am also concerned, as are many lawyers, that it will create a presumption against prosecution for a class of...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill 23 Sep 2020

    I have not said that it is an absolute lock. It does envisage some possibilities. But the bottom line is that you do not create a triple lock against something if you are expecting to encourage it or to allow it in. It simply cannot be right not to prosecute criminal acts of a crime as serious as that of torture if there is strong evidence that it took place. Torture victims have a right to...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill 23 Sep 2020

    I am failing to follow this argument. Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman suggesting that torture is a crime that can be committed by error?

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Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh South West

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Joanna Cherry campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Channel Ferries: Freight
  • Immigration: Domestic Violence
  • Taxation: Self-assessment
  • *No heading*

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice) (since 20 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Justice and Home Affairs) (13 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
As a QC and member of the Faculty of Advocates, I will continue to receive payments for legal services rendered before my election. (Registered 04 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Flagship Media Group
Address of donor: Flagship House, C3 Westbank Drive, Belfast BT3 9LA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to my election campaign

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 16 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food, accommodation and transport while attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2020 Conference held in the UK, value £901.57

Date received: 16 - 18 January 2020

Date accepted: 16 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 06913437

(Registered 04 March 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, non-practising. (Registered 04 June 2015)
Along with Jo Maugham QC and Vince Dale, from 8 September 2019 I have been part of legal action in the Court of Session which is intended to ensure that the Prime Minister complies with the EU Withdrawal (No.2) Act (known as the Benn Act). The action is funded by Vince Dale. (Registered 21 October 2019)

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