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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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Last updated: 25 Feb 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Richard Thomson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Finance Bill: Review of impact of Act on the environment 1 Jul 2020

    As another Member of Parliament who is very proud to represent a part of the great city of Aberdeen, I very much appreciate the speech my hon. Friend is making. There is no route to net zero without investing in the oil and gas industry for things like carbon capture and storage. Does he share my concern that there is as yet no apparent sign of any sector deal, which might harness the skills...
  • Scotland: Economic Recovery 1 Jul 2020

    What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Government’s plans to support economic recovery as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.
  • Scotland: Economic Recovery 1 Jul 2020

    May I associate myself with the Secretary of State’s opening remarks? In his insipid word salad of a speech yesterday, the Prime Minister committed barely more money to rejuvenate the British economy post coronavirus than we have committed to refurbishing the Palace of Westminster. The Scottish Parliament lacks the powers to properly borrow and invest that other tiers of government take...

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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
  • Cabinet Office
  • Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Nuclear Power: Public Opinion

Currently held offices

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates since joining Parliament — average amongst MPs. See all Richard Thomson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions since joining Parliament — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 70.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Note SNP MPs do not generally vote on legislation not affecting Scotland, as these matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 19 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 22 Jun 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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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