Richard Thomson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business and Industry)

Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

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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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Recent appearances

  • Official Development Assistance 26 Nov 2020

    Over the past few weeks, the UK Government have threatened to break international law, and are now retreating from pledges given both domestically and internationally to support some of the world’s most vulnerable people at a time of unprecedented global crisis. I wonder whether the Foreign Secretary can really be content with the way his Government’s policy is undermining the UK’s...
  • Environment, food and rural affairs: Fishing Industry: Tariffs 26 Nov 2020

    What discussions he has had with representatives from (a) fishing communities and (b) the fish processing sector on the potential effect on the viability of the UK fishing industry of the imposition of tariffs after the transition period.
  • Environment, food and rural affairs: Fishing Industry: Tariffs 26 Nov 2020

    I associate my group with the comments of the Minister. It is a timely reminder of the high price that is sometimes paid for putting food on our plates at home. Non-tariff barriers are also a concern for the fishing industry, as are tariffs. This week’s test run for post-border transition procedures demonstrated the severe chaos that might be expected in the new year. I am sure that the...

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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 Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Question
  • China: Uighurs
  • Blood: Contamination
  • Overseas Students: Entry Clearances
  • Treasury: Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business and Industry) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 24 April 2020, I received £1,910.92 a month from Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5GB, for services as a Councillor and Leader of the Opposition. Hours: between 60 and 80 hrs a month. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 06 May 2020)
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
Until 24 April 2020, Member of the Aberdeen City & Shire City Region Deal Joint Committee. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 06 May 2020)
Until 24 April 2020, Chair of the North Sea Commission Marine Resources Group. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 06 May 2020)
Deputy Editor, Scots Independent newspaper. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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