Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament
How John Barrett voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
What his most recent assessment is of the state of the economy in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
The Minister and the Secretary of State will be aware that, in the past two years, 466 Scottish companies have been shut down by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for not paying their bills on time. Currently, many solvent companies in Scotland are being pushed towards liquidation because of HMRC's actions. Will they have a word with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to get him to take the heat...
One issue that is raised repeatedly by hon. Members on both sides of the House is the inability of parents who care for disabled children to find child care. That makes it difficult for parents to obtain employment, and flexibility from employers is needed. The parent could be able-bodied, but the problems of child care and flexible working arrangements can be a barrier to employment and...
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West
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Topics of interest
- International Development
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Members: Correspondence
- Tax Credits
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Work and Pensions Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister, International Development (29 Jan 2007 to 21 Jul 2008)
- Shadow Minister, Scotland (6 Dec 2005 to 5 Jul 2007)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 17 Apr 2007)
- Member, International Development Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister (International Development), International Development (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 66.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 45 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 193 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)