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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: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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I congratulate the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) on securing this fascinating and crucial debate and the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne), who is not currently in his place, on his work to bring it to the House so quickly and persuade others to contribute. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Apsana Begum) and...
I echo what has been said and offer my thanks to those involved in the recruitment process and to those who have given their service. I also pass on our best wishes to Ms Middleton, who seems to be an eminently suitable appointee for the role.
I had just finished, but I will find something else to say.
Scottish National Party MP for Gordon
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.