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: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy 22 May 2018

    Before I turn to the subject of this debate, I want to pay tribute to those who are currently in Manchester commemorating the events that happened a year ago today, and I am very proud to say that Scotland’s First Minister is attending those commemorations. On behalf of Scottish National party Members, I offer our condolences to the families of the bereaved and to send our best wishes...
  • Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy 22 May 2018

    Yes. The hon. Gentleman is right to draw attention to that, because the violence reduction unit works with the health service, schools and social workers to observe what is going on and to create lasting attitudinal change in society rather than just a quick fix. Some mention has been made today of heavy sentences. Heavy sentences do not work. That is not my view but the result of research....
  • Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy 22 May 2018

    Displaying to those who carry a knife the evidence of the awful results of carrying a knife has worked in Scotland. As I said a moment ago, gang members were brought in to a court setting and they heard evidence from the mothers and girlfriends of young men who had been killed by knives. That kind of education really helps. When I worked as a prosecutor, I became aware that a lot of young...

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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
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Living Wage
  • Drugs: Licensing
  • Proof of Identity: EU Nationals

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)

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 124 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 76.83% 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 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") 229 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 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)
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)
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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