Allan Dorans

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Policing)

Scottish National Party MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

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Allan Dorans’s voting in Parliament

Allan Dorans is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.

This is a random selection of Allan Dorans’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Allan Dorans has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits 15 Sep 2021

    The points that I was going to make have already been made eloquently by other Members on these Benches, so I will make my remarks very brief. I draw attention to the adverse effect on people who are disproportionately affected by this, particularly the WASPI women, who have already been robbed of their pensions. I also suggest that this is an opportune time for the Secretary of State to...
  • Real Fur Sales 14 Sep 2021

    Sometimes we imagine that our concern for the wellbeing of other species is very modern, but in 1783—nearly a quarter of a millennium ago—a young ploughboy, Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s bard, who was born in my constituency, wrote of the feelings of animals in his famous poems “To a Mouse”, “On Glenriddell’s Fox Breaking His Chain” and many others, clearly displaying his...
  • Real Fur Sales 14 Sep 2021

    It is a pleasure, as always to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Rees. Sometimes, we—[Interruption.]

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Scottish National Party MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Yvonne Fletcher
  • Coronavirus: Research
  • Falcons: Exports
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • *No heading*

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee of Privileges (since 20 May 2021)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 20 May 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Policing) (since 10 Feb 2021)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs Team Member) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.


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