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

  • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits 15 Sep 2021

    Does my hon. Friend share my concern about the fact that, while much of the debate focuses on young people and people with children, older people, particularly older single people, will be affected by this cut as well? I have a 60-year-old female constituent with a mortgage whose hours of work have been cut from full-time to 26 hours a week. At her age, it will be hard for her to find more...
  • [Christina Rees in the Chair] 14 Sep 2021

    May I say what a real pleasure it is to serve for the first time under your chairpersonship, Ms Rees? I congratulate the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) on securing this important debate, on his usual thoughtful and thorough contribution, and on raising the real concerns of his constituents with his usual passion and commitment. Before I say a bit more about what the hon. Member...
  • [Christina Rees in the Chair] 14 Sep 2021

    I will come to that and am grateful to the hon. Lady for raising that issue, because I will address the position in Scotland. Before I do, I would lastly like to refer to the speech by the hon. Member for Rochdale (Tony Lloyd) and say what a pleasure it is to see him back, fully restored to health and making his usual thoughtful contribution on how we avoid exacerbating the housing...

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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

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for International Trade
  • HM Treasury
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Channel Ferries: Freight
  • Export Controls
  • Immigration: Domestic Violence
  • Extradition: EU Countries

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
  • 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)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • 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: 6 Sep 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Limited practice as a QC and member of the Faculty of Advocates. I also continue to receive payments for legal services rendered before my election in 2015. (Registered 04 June 2015; updated 19 July 2021)
From 3 September 2020 until further notice, weekly column for the National. I will receive £150 for each column from Newsquest Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe HP10 9TY. First payment expected on 1 December 2020. Hours: approx. 4 hrs a week. Payments for previous columns are listed below. (Registered 18 November 2020)
16 March 2020, received £150 for a column. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 18 November 2020)
14 April 2020, received £600 for four columns. Hours: approx. 16 hrs in total. (Registered 18 November 2020)
26 May 2020, received £150 for a column. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 18 November 2020)
15 June 2020, received £750 for five columns. Hours: approx. 20 hrs in total. (Registered 18 November 2020)
26 May 2020, received £450 for three columns. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Along with Jo Maugham QC and Vince Dale, from 8 September 2019 to May 2020 I was part of legal action in the Court of Session which was intended to ensure that the Prime Minister complies with the EU Withdrawal (No.2) Act (known as the Benn Act). The action was funded by Vince Dale. (Registered 21 October 2019; updated 18 November 2020)

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