Ross Thomson

Former Conservative MP for Aberdeen South


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • The Economy 24 Oct 2019

    It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell). The Government’s Queen’s Speech sets out a bold and ambitious domestic agenda, focusing on the priorities of the people: sorting Brexit, investing in public services, tackling crime, boosting productivity and attracting investment. The Government are committed to creating new jobs and helping...
  • Business of the House 24 Oct 2019

    I recently visited the ARCHIE Foundation at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. It does amazing work to help my constituents and parents who are going through difficult and distressing times by offering emotional support, accommodation and other facilities. Will my right hon. Friend agree to a debate on what more we can do to support amazing charities such as the ARCHIE Foundation?
  • International Trade: Freeports 17 Oct 2019

    What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the economic merits of freeports.

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Former Conservative MP for Aberdeen South, Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 9 June 2017 — Resigned

Also represented North East Scotland

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • HM Treasury
  • Revenue and Customs: Scotland
  • Broadband: Advertising
  • Veterans: Charities
  • Israel: Palestinians
  • Germany: Foreign Relations

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alan Massie
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 October 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Alan Massie
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: legal opinion from Faculty Services Limited of Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF; value £1,800

Date received: 1 May 2019

Date accepted: 1 May 2019

Status of donor: individual

(Registered 29 May 2019)

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