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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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Recent appearances

  • Financial and Social Emergency Support Package 25 Mar 2020

    It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brent Central (Dawn Butler), who has just made a most moving and thoughtful contribution. I was particularly taken by what she said about our need to give thought after this to the country that we wish to be. I absolutely agree that in all that we do we must emerge from this better. Significant policy changes when it comes to the support...
  • Contingencies Fund Bill 24 Mar 2020

    As many have said in the course of several of our debates this week, it is vital that we continue to work across party lines in response to the crisis. I reiterate here and now my party’s support for the Chancellor’s economic package for firms and workers that was announced on Friday. Our attitude as individual Members to Government and what they should do, or even which Government should...
  • Contingencies Fund Bill 24 Mar 2020

    I happen to believe that it would be the best way to ensure that we deliver money to those who need it over the longer term. I do not view it as a Trojan horse; I believe its merits would speak for themselves. But whether we believe in it ideologically or not, from a pragmatic perspective, it would certainly reduce much of the red tape in getting financial resources where they need to be. I...

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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 11 debates since joining Parliament — below 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 80.43% 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") 14 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 May 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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