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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 for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
64 votes for, 5 votes against, 14 absences, between 2017–2020.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2016–2019.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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What recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on opportunities for UK businesses.
A major export business in my constituency is in the process of relocating to an EU member state, taking with it scores of highly skilled jobs. As a result of Brexit, it has faced massive delays for shipments and EU member states preventing their public authorities from procuring from it. The rest of its export market has been killed off because of shocking delays by the UK’s Export Control...
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently held that gender-critical beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010, yet women in public life are increasingly finding that we cannot debate or discuss our rights under the Act without fear of abuse, threats, intimidation and violence; I know that from my own experience, and I know that other Members of the House know it. To take just two...
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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
- Home Office
- Ministry of Justice
- Department for International Trade
- Department for Transport
- HM Treasury
- Human Rights Act 1998
- Channel Ferries: Freight
- Extradition: EU Countries
- Export Controls
- Police: 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)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Oct 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)
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)
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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