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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Andrew Bowie is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Andrew Bowie sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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As some of my colleagues have already pointed out, it would be wrong to say that there is not some nervousness in rural Scotland about what the deal with Australia will mean. Some of that is caused by the anti-trade scaremongering on the SNP Benches, but will the Minister expand on the opportunities for Scotland as a result of our deal with Australia?
Can my hon. Friend guarantee that no resource—be that manpower or asset—will be removed from another theatre to which an already overstretched Royal Navy is currently deployed, carrying out its primary role of protecting the UK and its interests, and those of our allies around the world?
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential (a) merits of including in the forthcoming Broadcasting White Paper statutory provisions for the creation of a Gaelic language media service with Public Service Broadcaster status and (b) economic and social benefits of such a service for Gaelic speaking communities.
Conservative MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.