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Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Thurso voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Transport, Work and Pensions, Scotland, Treasury, Defence
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Railways, Parliamentary Questions, Departmental ICT, Civil Servants (Relocation), Tax Credits
(based on written questions asked by John Thurso and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Violent Crime Reduction Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (8 out of 21)
- Road Safety Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Traffic Management Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- School Transport Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Written Questions (3 Dec 2013)
“In June 2012, the House of Commons Commission agreed to a package of changes to printing, publishing and purchasing arrangements for written answers. Written answers will cease to be printed in daily Hansard from 2014-15. In addition, the Finance and Services Committee agreed, in September 2013, that written answers would not be printed in bound volumes of Hansard from the end of the 2013-14...”
- Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Pay (29 Nov 2013)
“In the last year, all staff have been consulted directly about pay on a number of occasions. In particular: In March 2013 all staff were invited to attend a series of open meetings; to brief them on the pay offer and to provide an opportunity to ask questions and make representations. Over 500 staff in all pay bands attended these meetings, and their questions were subsequently made available...”
- Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Pay (28 Nov 2013)
“The Chair of the Commission and the House Service take the London Living Wage (LLW) very seriously. All current House staff are paid at least the LLW and all agency staff supplied to the House are paid at least the LLW. Contractors with dedicated staff who are based on the estate are paying those staff at least the LLW, with a small number of exceptions which are being addressed. Good...”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 242 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£21,633 (218th)||£21,448 (318th)||£20,508 (369th)||£18,045||£18,296 (387th)||£18,512 (347th)||£19,192 (349th)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£13,013 (500th)||£5,093 (638th)||£17,371 (501st)||£15,221||£18,825 (270th)||£17,867 (475th)||£14,667 (559th)||£10,260 (517th)|
|Staffing costs||£93,990 (360th)||£74,874 (585th)||£68,268 (602nd)||£64,934||£74,707 (151st)||£71,612 (140th)||£55,946 (579th)||£41,980 (470th)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,035 (128th)||£5,598 (429th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£27,631 (4th)1||£25,137 (5th)2||£23,772 (7th)||£22,357||£28,182 (10th)||£23,622 (28th)||£24,774 (18th)||£19,352 (21st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,729 (31st)||£1,560 (42nd)||£0||£1,087||£882 (203rd)||£1,393 (113th)||£730 (205th)||£721 (182nd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£4,358 (8th)||£4,486 (8th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£960 (18th)||£1,951 (12th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,613 (213th)||£553 (461st)||£788 (joint 367th with 2 others)||£720||£751 (joint 379th with 2 others)||£645 (joint 436th with 1 other)||£1,041 (joint 314th with 1 other)||£1,143 (281st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,336 (320th)||£2,715 (312th)||£2,293||£2,014 (joint 404th with 1 other)||£1,948 (422nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,287 (211th)||£1,170 (joint 145th with 1 other)||£560||£1,609 (541st)||£1,186 (629th)||£1,186 (608th)||£1,186 (526th)|
|Total||£178,689 (22nd)||£144,323 (363rd)||£134,592 (joint 384th with 1 other)||£125,217||£145,266 (43rd)||£136,785 (53rd)||£117,536 (221st)||£92,651 (219th)|