Alan Reid

MP, Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Liberal Democrat

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How Alan Reid voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Alan Reid occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 22 Jan 2015

    Dairy farmers in Argyll and Bute produce a very high quality product, but the falling price of milk is causing them and the entire British dairy industry serious problems. May we please have an urgent statement on what the Government can do to help this iconic British industry to survive? Extending the scope of the groceries code adjudicator to include dairy farmers is one action that could help.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Draft Scotland Clauses 22 Jan 2015

    I congratulate the Government on delivering this significant package of powers ahead of schedule, which will bring about a powerful Scottish Parliament. Will the Minister confirm that the Government have completely rejected the submission that the SNP made to the Smith commission to replace the Barnett formula with disappearing oil revenues? It was revealed at a Scottish Affairs Committee...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 22 Jan 2015

    The Department for Transport is consulting on removing the MOT exemption for HGVs based on Bute, Islay, Mull and Tiree, but the exemption is there for a very good reason: there are simply not enough HGVs on those islands to justify the cost of an authorised testing facility and the cost of taking an HGV to the mainland is very high. Will Ministers please stop this burden on island businesses?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Argyll and Bute

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Gaelic Language
  • Sustainable Development
  • Postal Services
  • Illegal Meat Imports
  • Post Office Card Account

Currently held offices

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee

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)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 86.25% 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") 303 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Mr Duncan Greenland
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 4 November 2014)

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