Douglas Ross

Conservative MP for Moray

@Douglas4Moray

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Douglas Ross’s voting in Parliament

Douglas Ross is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Recent appearances

  • Alcohol Duty 25 Feb 2021

    I am grateful for the opportunity to debate today how we deliver a competitive duty system for alcohol producers. It will not surprise Members to know that my central interest here is in supporting Scotland’s national drink. Moray is home to more than 50 Scotch whisky distilleries. However, many other Members from across the United Kingdom will in the weeks and months ahead be making calls...
  • Home Department: Indefinite Leave to Remain 8 Feb 2021

    What proportion of applications for indefinite leave to remain have been successful in the last 12 months.
  • Home Department: Indefinite Leave to Remain 8 Feb 2021

    Since I was elected in 2017, I have been supporting Matt Jun Fei Freeman in his efforts to secure indefinite leave to remain. Matt has been in the UK for 17 years, and for the last nine he has made Lossiemouth and the wider Moray community his home. Will the Home Secretary agree to meet me to look at the considerable case for Matt to remain in Moray, so that he can continue to benefit from...

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Conservative MP for Moray, Former Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2017 — Resigned

Also represented Highlands and Islands

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Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures
  • Whisky: Scotland
  • British Transport Police: Police Scotland
  • Emergency Services Network
  • European Fighter Aircraft

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 20 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 15 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Government Whip (18 Dec 2019 to 14 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (17 Dec 2019 to 26 May 2020)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from The Scottish Football Association, Hampden Park, Glasgow G42 9AY, for serving as an assistant referee:
15 October 2020, received £112 for being the Standby Official for Aberdeen v Rangers. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £112 for being the Standby Official for Ross County v Motherwell. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £445 for Rangers v St Mirren. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £445 for Kilmarnock v St. Johnstone. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £112 for being the Standby Official for Ross County v Celtic. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £445 for Celtic v Livingston. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
29 July 2020, received £222.50 from Aberdeen FC, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen AB24 5HQ, for serving as an assistant referee at Aberdeen v Hibernian. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 01 September 2020)
Payments from UEFA, Route de Genève 46, Case postale, CH-1260 Nyon 2, Switzerland, for serving as an assistant referee:
12 October 2020, received £1,356.25 for Shakhtar Donesk v Benfica. Hour: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
12 October 2020, received £1,044.13 for B36 v Levadia. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
6 November 2020, received £1,035.32 for Luxembourg v Cyprus. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Alasdair Locke
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000, received via John Lamont MP (Campaign Manager), for my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date received: 31 July 2020

Date accepted: 31 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 August 2020)

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