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 moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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John Thurso occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Staff Reward 23 Oct 2014

    May I begin my answer by reiterating, on behalf of Members on all sides of the House, the gratitude for the excellent work of all those who serve us at every level in the House service? More specifically, as part of the current three-year pay agreement for the main pay groups, there is a commitment to review the existing performance management arrangements and to introduce a new system that...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Staff Reward 23 Oct 2014

    On morale, the most recent staff survey shows that 84% of the staff spoken to would recommend the House of Commons and PICT as a good place to work, and that is up on last year’s 76%, so I think that actually morale has been improving, particularly since we have come to a settlement on pay and other matters. With regard to contracts, I would point out that the House, in its endeavours...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Mouse Control 23 Oct 2014

    That suggestion has been made from time to time, most recently and specifically by the hon. Lady, who suggested a rescue cat or two from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in our exchanges on 6 February. The idea has a clear appeal and has therefore been given full and proper consideration by the House authorities. However, that consideration showed that there are very clear practical and...

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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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • 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 72.01% 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") 254 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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 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)
Fee of £2,250 received on 24 April 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 24 April 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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