Richard Thomson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade)

Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Richard Thomson’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Richard Thomson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Scotland Office
  • Home Office
  • Energy Supply
  • Seed Potatoes: Scotland
  • Hydrogen: Storage
  • Energy Supply: Costs
  • Members: Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade) (since 12 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (Commons) (since 21 Apr 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (since 1 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary) (1 Feb 2021 to 12 Dec 2022)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business and Industry) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A flat in Edinburgh: (i). (Registered 09 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Deputy Editor, Scots Independent newspaper. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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