Joanna Cherry

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs)

Scottish National Party MP ar gyfer Edinburgh South West


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Joanna Cherry) represents you, and all of the people who live in Edinburgh South West, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Scottish National Party MP ar gyfer Edinburgh South West

Aeth i mewn i'r Tŷ'r Cyffredin ar 8 Mai 2015 — Etholiad cyffredinol

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Joanna Cherry campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for International Trade
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme
  • Protective Clothing: Contracts
  • Channel Ferries: Freight
  • Taxation: Self-assessment

Swyddogaethau cyfredol

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Ion 2024)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 10 Ion 2024)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 10 Ion 2024)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice and Home Affairs) (since 20 Meh 2017)

Swyddogaethau eraill yn y gorffennol

  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (10 Ion 2024 to 6 Tach 2019)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (10 Ion 2024 to 21 Meh 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (21 Gor 2022 to 21 Meh 2023)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (21 Gor 2022 to 21 Meh 2023)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union ( 2 Maw 2020 to 16 Ion 2021)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 2 Maw 2020 to 10 Ion 2024)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 6 Tach 2017 to 10 Ion 2024)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Med 2017 to 6 Tach 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice) (20 Meh 2017 to 1 Chw 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (20 Meh 2017 to 1 Chw 2021)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Hyd 2016 to 3 Mai 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Justice and Home Affairs) (13 Mai 2015 to 20 Meh 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Ymddangosiadau diweddar

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Scottish Law Officers (Devolution) Bill: Second Reading – Joanna Cherry. Private Members' Bills
  • Afghan Refugees: Deportation from Pakistan 17 Apr 2024

    As my hon. Friend the Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) has already mentioned, in our report on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights warned that other nations might be influenced by the way in which the United Kingdom treats its international law obligations. That was earlier this year, and we noted at that stage that...
  • Cass Review 15 Apr 2024

    I warmly welcome this statement; that is not something that the Secretary of State will often hear from me. As she said, the Cass report has vindicated the concerns of many whistleblowers, including feminists and LGB activists, who warned of the consequences for children of unevidenced medical interventions and the ideological capture of the NHS. For doing so, we—because I was part of...

Mwy o ymddangosiadau diweddar Joanna Cherry

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Maw 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Kings Council and member of the Faculty of Advocates. Non-practising since 25 November 2022, but I continue to receive payments for legal services rendered before my election in 2015; and for the period 28 June 2021 to 25 November 2022 when I returned to part-time practice. (Registered 04 June 2015; updated 19 July 2021, 20 December 2022 and 30 December 2022)
From 3 September 2020 until further notice, weekly column for the National. I will receive £150 for each column from Newsquest Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe HP10 9TY. First payment expected on 1 December 2020. Hours: approx. 4 hrs a week. (Registered 18 November 2020)
26 September 2023, received £4,416.67 from MML Law, Meadowplace Buildings, Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1EJ, for legal services provided between 21 December 2021 and 28 April 2022. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: NatWest Group
Address of donor: 175 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 1HQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with lunch for Scotland v Wales rugby match, value £324
Date received: 11 February 2023
Date accepted: 11 February 2023
Donor status: company, registration SC083026
(Registered 06 March 2023)
Name of donor: Neil Murray
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal services provided between 8 and 12 May 2023 (paid for by the donor), value £22,932
Date received: 8-12 May 2023
Date accepted: 8 May 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 16 June 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Remembering Srebrenica Scotland
Address of donor: c/o Turcan Connell Solicitors, Princes Exchange, Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£637.51) and accommodation (£232.21), value £869.72
Destination of visit: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates of visit: 3-5 October 2023
Purpose of visit: To take part in commemoration and educational events in Sarajevo as part of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland's work to raise awareness of the genocide and prevent future atrocities.
(Registered 03 January 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
From 25 January 2022, Member of the advisory group of Sex Matters, a not for profit company which campaigns, advocates and produces resources to promote clarity about sex in public policy, law and culture. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 08 February 2022)

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