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Douglas Ross is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Douglas Ross sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier today, the International Trade Secretary announced that the UK Government and the US Administration have reached an agreement to suspend tariffs on UK products, including Scotch whisky and cashmere. Moray is home to more Scotch whisky distilleries than any other constituencies, and Johnstons of Elgin, which produces outstanding cashmere...
I want to welcome the Budget on behalf of my constituents in Moray and of people across Scotland. There is a lot of good news in what the Chancellor had to say today. First, however, I want to pick up on a few remarks in the speech made by the leader of the Scottish National party, the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford). He accused members of this Government of not...
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...
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
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.