Richard Thomson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

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Richard Thomson’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation 13 May 2021

    My hon. Friend is making a characteristically excellent speech. Does he agree that it is a remarkable achievement in our proportional electoral system to achieve the result that the Scottish National party did last week? In that proportional representation outcome, the proportion of Conservative and Unionist MSPs to Scottish National party MSPs was 1:2. The SNP achieved over twice the number...
  • Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation 13 May 2021

    My hon. Friend is making a characteristically excellent speech. Does he agree that it is a remarkable achievement in our proportional electoral system to achieve the result that the Scottish National party did last week? In that proportional representation outcome, the proportion of Conservative and Unionist MSPs to Scottish National party MSPs was 1:2. The SNP achieved over twice the number...
  • Ballymurphy Inquest Findings 13 May 2021

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement. The pain that the loved ones of the victims of the Ballymurphy killings have gone through over the past half century is unimaginable. I pay tribute to their courage, their fortitude, their dignity and their unswerving determination to seek the truth—however difficult that was—about how their loved ones died. The First...

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Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Question
  • Care Homes: Coronavirus
  • Blood: Contamination
  • Travel: Cross Border Cooperation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons) (since 21 Apr 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (since 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary) (since 1 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 12 Apr 2021.

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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