Richard Thomson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

Scottish National Party MP for Gordon

Central Government Funding for Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.

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Richard Thomson voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on

Key votes about reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 23 Feb 2021: Richard Thomson voted for a new partnership between an active state and enterprising business, to continue a COVID-19 related uplift in Universal Credit, to reverse the public sector worker pay freeze, for extra funding for councils to prevent council tax rises, and to establish a "British Recovery Bond" to enable people to invest via a scheme providing loans to new businesses. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2021: Richard Thomson was absent for a vote on Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase — COVID-19 Show vote

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