Joanna Cherry

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs)

Edinburgh South West Scottish National Party

Joanna Cherry’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees 12 Sep 2017

    My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. As a result of the threat of the legal action he has mentioned, we found out earlier this week that the Government say that they need parliamentary approval for this £1 billion bung that they want to pay to the DUP. Does he therefore agree that until such time as that vote takes place, even on their own terms of a “working...
  • Princess Royal Hospital Telford: UK Nationals in the EU: Rights — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 12 Sep 2017

    I will start by being quite clear about one thing: the rights of UK citizens living in the European Union have been put at risk by the vote that took place 15 months ago. If the British Government cared so passionately about the rights of those UK citizens living in other EU states, why did they not give them a vote in that referendum? However, we are kind of beyond that now. Like many other...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day 11 Sep 2017

    Last week, we heard excellent forensic legal analysis, on both sides of the House, from the shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and from the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve). I endorse much of what they both said but, for my part, I, like my SNP colleagues, will vote against the Second Reading of the Bill. There is no question that the Scottish...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Taxation: Self-assessment
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Living Wage
  • Drugs: Licensing
  • Proof of Identity: EU Nationals

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Exiting 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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  • Has spoken in 94 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 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 19–20 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") 154 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 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 Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA:
28 February 2017, received £544.97 net of VAT for legal services provided between 23 April 2012 and 30 April 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 29 March 2017)
15 March 2017, received £23,340 net of VAT for legal services provided between 23 April 2012 and 30 April 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 29 March 2017)
31 March 2017, received £5,290.03 net of VAT for legal services provided between 23 April 2012 and 30 April 2015. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 03 April 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Gerard Burns
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: paintings valued at £23,000, donated for an auction for my benefit and that of four other candidates; my local party received a 20% share

Status of donor: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
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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