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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.
This is a selection of Joanna Cherry’s votes.
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
64 votes for, 5 votes against, 14 absences, between 2017–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 18 votes against, 5 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020
Last updated: 1 Sep 2020.
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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...
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...
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?
More of Joanna Cherry’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh South West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Joanna Cherry campaigned to remain in the European Union
- 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)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
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
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)
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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