Joanna Cherry

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs)

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh South West

@joannaccherry https://facebook.com/JoannaCherryMP

Joanna Cherry’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 22 Mar 2024

    Scottish Law Officers (Devolution) Bill: Second Reading – Joanna Cherry. Private Members' Bills
  • Ceasefire in Gaza 21 Feb 2024

    Does my hon. Friend agree that, while some rules may be more malleable than others, the rules of international law are very clear on self-defence: the use of self-defence must be proportionate, and by any view, 30,000 civilians dead, the majority of whom are women and children, is excessive and not a proportionate use of force.
  • Immigration Rules and Border Security 20 Feb 2024

    If the purpose of yesterday’s announcement was to provide some reassurance to Ukrainian citizens who have sought refuge in the UK, why are the Government forcing them to go through yet another application? Every Member of this House will have experienced the problems supporting the initial applications: there will be delays; different family members will get confirmation at different times;...

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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
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for International Trade
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme
  • Protective Clothing: Contracts
  • Channel Ferries: Freight
  • Taxation: Self-assessment

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 10 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 10 Jan 2024)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (10 Jan 2024 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (10 Jan 2024 to 21 Jun 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (21 Jul 2022 to 21 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (21 Jul 2022 to 21 Jun 2023)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union ( 2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 2 Mar 2020 to 10 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 10 Jan 2024)
  • 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: 19 Feb 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Kings Council and member of the Faculty of Advocates. Non-practising since 25 November 2022, but I continue to receive payments for legal services rendered before my election in 2015; and for the period 28 June 2021 to 25 November 2022 when I returned to part-time practice. (Registered 04 June 2015; updated 19 July 2021, 20 December 2022 and 30 December 2022)
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. (Registered 18 November 2020)
26 September 2023, received £4,416.67 from MML Law, Meadowplace Buildings, Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1EJ, for legal services provided between 21 December 2021 and 28 April 2022. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food and accommodation while attending the Franco-British Colloque 2023 in London, value £986
Date received: 26-28 January 2023
Date accepted: 26 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 06913437
(Registered 22 February 2023)
Name of donor: NatWest Group
Address of donor: 175 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 1HQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with lunch for Scotland v Wales rugby match, value £324
Date received: 11 February 2023
Date accepted: 11 February 2023
Donor status: company, registration SC083026
(Registered 06 March 2023)
Name of donor: Neil Murray
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services provided between 8 and 12 May 2023 (paid for by the donor), value £22,932
Date received: 8-12 May 2023
Date accepted: 8 May 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 16 June 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Remembering Srebrenica Scotland
Address of donor: c/o Turcan Connell Solicitors, Princes Exchange, Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£637.51) and accommodation (£232.21), value £869.72
Destination of visit: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates of visit: 3-5 October 2023
Purpose of visit: To take part in commemoration and educational events in Sarajevo as part of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland's work to raise awareness of the genocide and prevent future atrocities.
(Registered 03 January 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
From 25 January 2022, Member of the advisory group of Sex Matters, a not for profit company which campaigns, advocates and produces resources to promote clarity about sex in public policy, law and culture. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 08 February 2022)

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