John Thurso

MP, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Liberal Democrat

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How John Thurso voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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John Thurso occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Conditions of Employment 2 Mar 2015

    The House does not routinely collect this information from contractors operating on the parliamentary estate and has no plans to do so. The House is committed to offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all directly-employed staff on call-off (zero hours) contracts and has completed a process of offering guaranteed minimum hours contracts to all affected staff.
  • Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill 24 Feb 2015

    I quite understand the hon. Gentleman’s point, I just fundamentally disagree with it. It is not in the Bill, so we can leave it until later.
  • Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill 24 Feb 2015

    The Bill proves that great things come in small packages. Brevity in a Bill can lead to excellent clarity of statute, a model that anybody forming a Government could look to follow in the future. I thank the Leader of the House and the shadow Leader of the House for having been able to bring the Bill before the House so that the provisions can be put into statute to enable the next...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Railways
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Departmental ICT
  • Civil Servants (Relocation)
  • Tax Credits

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee
  • Member, Treasury Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (8 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (7 Oct 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (26 Apr 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (And Scotland), Transport (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (And Transport), Scotland (26 Jan 2004 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jul 2001 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 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 72.09% 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") 267 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
Director of International Wine and Spirit Competition Ltd, Building 17, Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB; organisers annual wine and spirit competition.
Fee of £2,250 received on 24 April 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2014)
Fee of £4,500 received on 17 November 2014. Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 18 November 2014)
January 2014, received fee of £250 for speaking at an event organised by Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Wroxton, Nr Banbury, OX15 6PX. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 February 2014)
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: S W M Threipland
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 30 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Moorland Estate and Hill Farm in Altnabraec, Caithness.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Ulbster Holdings Ltd, which manages family properties and holds shares in family companies.
(b) Walker Greenbank PLC, manufacturers of wallpaper and fabric (2% of share capital is owned by Ulbster Holdings Ltd).

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