Michael Shanks

Shadow Minister (Scotland)

Llafur MP ar gyfer Rutherglen and Hamilton West

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Michael Shanks) represents you, and all of the people who live in Rutherglen and Hamilton 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.

What you can do


Llafur MP ar gyfer Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Aeth i mewn i'r Tŷ'r Cyffredin ar 6 Hydref 2023 — Is-etholiad


Themau o ddiddordeb

  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business and Trade
  • Ministry of Defence
  • UNRWA: Finance
  • Vladimir Kara-Murza
  • UNRWA: Hamas
  • Horizon IT System: Scotland
  • Charities: Equality

Swyddogaethau cyfredol

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 22 Ion 2024)
  • Shadow Minister (Scotland) (since 28 Tach 2023)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Ymddangosiadau diweddar

  • Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry 22 Apr 2024

    I rise to present a petition on behalf of those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal, in particular my constituent Richard Gilmour, who was infected in 1974 through a blood transfusion. He has had to undergo multiple medical procedures since and says that he is lucky to still be alive. Like all those infected, he suffers chronic fatigue and other symptoms, and he deserves...
  • Humanitarian Situation in Gaza 17 Apr 2024

    The Minister has said on a number of occasions today how complex the humanitarian situation is on the ground. UNRWA is the aid agency with most of the logistical and organisational network to deliver in that situation. On Monday, the Prime Minister was asked a number of times about the interim report that he says the Government have received. Will the Minister commit to publishing it in full?...
  • Iran-Israel Update 15 Apr 2024

    On the wider humanitarian crisis in Gaza, there is now a famine across the area. In response to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Battersea (Marsha De Cordova), I think the Prime Minister said that he has received the interim report on UNRWA and that in due course he will receive the final report. Will he publish the interim report, and if not, why not? With Canada, France,...

Mwy o ymddangosiadau diweddar Michael Shanks

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 15 Ebr 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Teaching
Payer: Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1AD
Payment: £496.43 final payment for work as a teacher at Park Mains High School.
Received on: 26 October 2023. Hours: none since my election.
(Registered 2 November 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
A trustee of Epilepsy Scotland. This is an unpaid role.
(Registered 1 November 2023)
A trustee of Glasgow Disabled Scouts. This is an unpaid role.
(Registered 1 November 2023)
A member of General Teaching Council for Scotland. This is an unpaid role.
(Registered 1 November 2023)
A trustee of Interfaith Glasgow. This is an unpaid role.
(Registered 1 November 2023)

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