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
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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John Thurso occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons: Publications 15 Dec 2014

    I understand that the hon. Member raised the issue of the availability of books written by women with the Senior Retail Operations Manager, who explained that we are committed to the inclusion of women authors within our range and that it is our aim to fully represent women’s role in British politics wherever possible. In the current book range, we have a variety of titles by women...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Commission on Digital Democracy 4 Dec 2014

    Mr Speaker, the specifics of the work of your commission are not directly the responsibility of the House of Commons Commission. However, I understand that work is at an advanced stage, and that it is planning to publish its report on 21 January.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Commission on Digital Democracy 4 Dec 2014

    I congratulate my hon. Friend’s constituent on her work. It sounds absolutely fascinating. All I can tell him, as far as the Commission is concerned, is that the commissioners heard evidence on this matter and it will be reflected in its report. However, it is not for me to anticipate that. In addition to the more traditional evidence sessions, the commissioners met a wide range of...

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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 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question 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 71.71% 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") 263 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 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 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)
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)
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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