Richard Thomson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

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.

This is a random selection of Richard Thomson’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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Richard Thomson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Costs 22 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make representations to Ofgem on ensuring that its supplier licensing proposals do not cause significant mutualisation costs for consumers.
  • Working People’s Finances: Government Policy 21 Sep 2021

    It is a pleasure to take part in this timely debate, as we surely head towards a cold Tory winter of discontent, of high prices, shortages and rising unemployment. I am privileged to represent a constituency in the north-east of Scotland, which is generally regarded as a prosperous area. It has certainly suffered from the oil and gas downturn over the past few years. It is still to benefit...
  • Working People’s Finances: Government Policy 21 Sep 2021

    The hon. Gentleman makes a succinct and powerful point about how people voted in good faith for something that has turned out to be a fiction and a fantasy. I would always argue for more money to help those who are most in need—there is also an economic benefit to that in the boosting of consumption—but one of the first steps we could take is not to take money away. If the hon. Gentleman...

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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
  • Department for Education
  • Cabinet Office
  • Energy Supply: Costs
  • Hydrogen: Storage
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Care Homes: Coronavirus
  • Question

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (since 25 May 2021)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 25 May 2021)
  • 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: 18 Oct 2021.

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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