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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • EU Exit Negotiations 15 Nov 2018

    Articles 14, 87, 89, 158 and 174 of this agreement mean that the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will continue to reign supreme across the UK, for four years after the transition period in some respects, for eight years after the transition period in other respects and indefinitely in the case of Northern Ireland. In what respects has the Prime Minister’s red line on the...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice 13 Nov 2018

    It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Witney (Robert Courts), who speaks eloquently and courteously, as always, although I disagree with him on this occasion. I rise to support the Labour party’s motion. In doing so, I declare an interest. Like many who have spoken in this debate, I have previously acted as a Government lawyer. I was a standing junior counsel to the...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice 13 Nov 2018

    Is the hon. Lady aware that the privilege attaches to the client and not to the lawyer? It is for the client to decide whether to waive the privilege. We are not asking the lawyer to waive the privilege; we are asking the Government—the client—to do so. That is a crucial distinction.

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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
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Taxation: Self-assessment
  • Immigration: Domestic Violence
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Living Wage
  • Drugs: Licensing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • 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, 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 128 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Joanna Cherry’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 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 71.98% 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") 256 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Diva Magazine / Twin Media Group Ltd
Address of donor: Room 32, Spectrum House, 32-34 Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Attendance at the DIVA Literary Festival including tickets and accommodation, total value £370

Date received: 3-5 November 2017

Date accepted: 3 November 2017

Donor status: company, registration 10207749

(Registered 01 December 2017)
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 and accommodation while attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2018 Conference, total value £777.60

Date received: 18-19 January 2018

Date accepted: 18 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 06913437

(Registered 01 February 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Diplocat, the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia
Address of donor: Casa de les Punxes, Av. Diagonal, 420 2n 1a, 08037 Barcelona

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, hotel accommodation and meals with a value of £890

Destination of visit: Barcelona

Dates of visit: 29 September - 2 October 2017

Purpose of visit: APPG on Catalonia visit to observe the referendum process in Catalonia on 1 October 2017.

(Registered 25 October 2017; updated 22 December 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, non-practising. (Registered 04 June 2015)

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