Michelle Thomson

Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk East

@MichelleThomson https://facebook.com/MichelleThomsonEdi

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Violence against Women 25 Nov 2021

    In 2016, when I was a member of Parliament, I spoke in the House of Commons about being raped at the age of 14. Too little has changed. In the immediate aftermath, I received thousands of cards, letters and emails. Simultaneously, I received extensive abuse on social media, almost always from men. After my speech, I made a complaint to Police Scotland. The perpetrator was identified and...
  • Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (International Development Support) 23 Nov 2021

    I am pleased to see the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to its international obligations. Of significant importance is the commitment to supporting women. It is an unfortunate truth that, around the world, women and girls are often disproportionately affected during a crisis. How is the Scottish Government ensuring the principle that women as a sex class are given equal treatment...
  • Scottish Parliament: Report of the Citizens Assembly of Scotland (Government Response) 23 Nov 2021

    I add my voice of thanks to those who participated in the citizens assembly. I would be interested to hear how the Scottish Government plans to feed back on-going progress to them, after all their hard work. I note with interest that 62 per cent of participants strongly agreed that the Scottish Parliament should legislate for an “independent, specialist body that is responsible for finding...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk East, Former Independent MP for Edinburgh West

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Party was Scottish National Party until 30 Sep 2015; Independent until 3 May 2017

Also represented Edinburgh West

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Expenses

Topics of interest

We don't know whether Michelle Thomson campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Visas: Fees and Charges
  • Green Investment Bank: Privatisation
  • Apprentices: Taxation
  • Developing Countries: Education
  • Apprentices: Scotland

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (17 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (1 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Business, Innovation and Skills) (20 May 2015 to 1 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Scotch Whisky Association
Address of donor: Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of an APPG on Scotch Whisky fact-finding visit to Islay, travel, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £379.41

Date received: 7-8 October 2016

Date accepted: 7 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration SC035148

(Registered 26 October 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Economy class flights (international and domestic) £822.51; accommodation £455.91; food and drink £163.96; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £243.56; total £1,685.94

Destination of visit: China (Beijing and Wuhan)

Dates of visit: 13–17 November 2016

Purpose of visit: To maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; support British businesses operating in China; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 29 November 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two residential properties in Edinburgh: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Falkirk: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property on the Isle of Bute: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in East Calder: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Stirling: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Dollar: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Your Property Shop Ltd; property management. This company ceased trading on 30 November 2015. (Registered 05 June 2016; updated 02 December 2016)
Michelle R. Thomson Consulting Ltd. This company ceased trading on 31 October 2015. (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 02 December 2016)

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