Richard Thomson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business)

Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

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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Recent appearances

  • Business and Trade: Audit and Corporate Governance Reform 30 Nov 2023

    How strange the change from minor to major in that response. Financial transparency and accountability are essential components of economic stability. For three years now, the Government have been promising legislation and improved checks on company finances, but they have repeatedly failed to deliver. How can the Minister justify leaving the audit and governance Bill out of the King’s...
  • Business and Trade: Topical Questions 30 Nov 2023

    Import tariffs on egg products allow us to recognise the higher cost of UK egg production because of safety, welfare and environmental considerations. Can the Secretary of State give an assurance that eggs and egg products will be afforded sensitive product status by the UK in future free trade agreement negotiations, and that import tariffs will remain in place on those products?
  • Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Dispute Resolution 29 Nov 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of the investor-state dispute settlement within CPTPP on the water utilities sector.

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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
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Treasury
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Business and Trade
  • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland
  • UK Trade with EU: Food
  • Energy Supply
  • Seed Potatoes: Scotland
  • Hydrogen: Storage

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business) (since 1 Mar 2023)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade) (since 12 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (Commons) (since 21 Apr 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (since 1 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill Committee ( 7 Jun 2023 to 11 Jul 2023)
  • Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee ( 8 Dec 2021 to 11 Jan 2022)
  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (16 Jun 2021 to 22 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (25 May 2021 to 16 Jan 2023)
  • Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary) ( 1 Feb 2021 to 12 Dec 2022)
  • 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: 27 Nov 2023.

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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