Joanna Cherry

MP, Edinburgh South West

Edinburgh South West Scottish National Party

Joanna Cherry’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation 23 Mar 2017

    I pay tribute to those who secured the debate, particularly the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman), who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the victims of the Equitable Life failure. Equitable Life policyholders have been failed by three bodies. They were failed, first, by the life insurance scheme in which they invested; secondly, by the regulator; and thirdly, by the Government, who...
  • Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation 23 Mar 2017

    The right hon. Gentleman has obviously thought this through carefully. The conclusions he has come to with his first concern, and the conclusions he is moving towards with his second concern, are very wise. As another hon. Member pointed out, the purpose of having a regulator is to spot when what is promised is not realistic. In a democracy such as ours, with checks and balances and...
  • European Council 14 Mar 2017

    The Prime Minister has said several times today that she is in discussions with the Scottish Government. She has also confirmed that she wants to trigger article 50 by the end of the month. By my calculations, she has less than two weeks to finish those discussions and to agree and announce the UK-wide approach that she promised in July last year, so when does she expect to finish her...

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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

  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • Taxation: Self-assessment
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Living Wage
  • Drugs: Licensing
  • State Retirement Pensions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 13 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 13 May 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 95 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Joanna Cherry’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 135 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

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)
Payments received from Digby Brown Solicitors, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR:
26 March 2016, received £24,975 for legal services provided between May 2014 - April 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 19 April 2016)
29 May 2016, received £11,500 net of VAT for legal services provided between 18 March 2013 and 10 March 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 13 June 2016)
Payments received from Bonner Accident Law, 83 Graham Street, Airdrie ML6 6DE:
2 May 2016, received £1,000 for legal services provided between 20 April 2015 and 27 April 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 20 May 2016)
23 March 2016, received £183.19 from Thomsons Reuters/W Green, 21 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PS, for royalties on a book published before my election. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 19 April 2016)
29 April 2016, received £25,225 from Balfour and Manson Solicitors, 54-66 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LS, for legal services provided between 31 July 2013 and 19 March 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 20 May 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Human Appeal
Address of donor: Carrs Road, Cheadle, Manchester SK8 2BL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, accommodation, food and transport with a value of £1,350

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 6-10 October 2016

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Human Appeal.

(Registered 18 October 2016)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation and hospitality with an approx. value of £600

Destination of visit: France

Date of visit: 26-27 January 2017

Purpose of visit: to attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2017 Conference.

(Registered 15 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, non-practising. (Registered 04 June 2015)

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