Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Alan Reid voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
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The hon. Gentleman will recall that it was a former shadow spokesperson from his party who used the word “shirker.”
I congratulate the War on Welfare campaign on its petition and on securing this debate. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) on introducing it today. Although I have not supported every detail of the Government’s welfare reform, I certainly support the overall thrust of what they are doing. Under Labour, the welfare budget had spiralled out of...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Argyll and Bute
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Trade and Industry
- Gaelic Language
- Sustainable Development
- Postal Services
- Illegal Meat Imports
- Ferry Services
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (13 May 2010 to 1 Jun 2010)
- Shadow Minister for Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Scottish and Northern Ireland Affairs (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Scottish Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Minister, Scotland (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland Affairs (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Minister, Northern Ireland Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Information Technology, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Member, Broadcasting Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Other Whip (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 86.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 288 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)