Anum Qaisar

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

Scottish National Party MP for Airdrie and Shotts

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Anum Qaisar’s voting in Parliament

Anum Qaisar 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: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Anum Qaisar has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Home Department: Illegal Migration Bill: Compatibility 20 Mar 2023

    What recent assessment she has made of the compatibility of the Illegal Migration Bill with the European convention on human rights.
  • Home Department: Illegal Migration Bill: Compatibility 20 Mar 2023

    When introducing the Bill, the Home Secretary said that she was “confident that this Bill is compatible with international law.”—[Official Report, 7 March 2023; Vol. 729, c. 152.] She then immediately confirmed that she could not make a declaration of compatibility under section 19 of the Human Rights Act. That followed her previous comments that she thought that it was less than 50%...
  • Silicon Valley Bank 13 Mar 2023

    Does the Minister agree that the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank highlights the dangers associated with deregulation in the banking sector—something that the UK Government have continually touted as one of the benefits of Brexit?

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Scottish National Party MP for Airdrie and Shotts

Entered the House of Commons on 14 May 2021 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Department for International Trade
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Trade Agreements: Israel
  • Trade Agreements: India
  • Question
  • Trade Agreements: Females
  • Tigray: British Nationals Abroad

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) (since 1 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (25 May 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 2023.


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