Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How John Thurso voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
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Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Parliamentary Questions
- Departmental ICT
- Civil Servants (Relocation)
- Tax Credits
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, 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, 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 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 72.48% 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") 247 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
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 26 March 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 March 2013)
Fee of £2,250 received on 28 June 2013.Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2013)
Fee of £2,250 received on 28 September 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2013)
Fee of £2,250 received on 28 January 2014. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 28 January 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)
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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