How Michael Weir voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Michael Weir hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
It is a somewhat novel, perhaps unique, experience for me to be speaking in support of a motion that begins: “this House congratulates the Government”. However, credit where credit is due. Many of us raised this issue consistently with the previous Administration, who refused point blank to take any responsibility for the regulatory failures that led to the disastrous situation at...
The hon. Gentleman makes a valid point, and I agree that this matter needs to be tackled—I shall say something about that shortly. In a follow- up report, the ombudsman was unable to conclude that the Government’s proposals complied with her recommendations for the establishment of a compensation scheme. Even the ombudsman says that more needs to be done. Like most Members, I had...
I never had my pension with Equitable Life, but the right hon. Gentleman makes a good point. Many solicitors, accountants and other professionals invested in Equitable Life. It was popular with financial advisers because it was seen as a safe, steady company, but it turned out not to be, and people lost a lot of money because it was not properly regulated. The Government need to consider...
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Scottish National Party MP for Angus
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Expenditure
- Public Consultation
- Public Appointments
- Fair Trade
- Departmental Assets
Currently held offices
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business)
- Member, Panel of Chairs
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 20 Jan 2009)
- Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee (20 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (19 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Energy; Work and Pensions) (29 Aug 2007 to 13 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Spokesperson (Energy; Work and Pensions; Trade & Industry) (2 Aug 2006 to 29 Aug 2007)
- Spokesperson (Work & Pensions; Trade & Industry) (16 Jan 2006 to 2 Aug 2006)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Trade & Industry (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 10 Oct 2007)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (28 Feb 2004 to 30 Oct 2004)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (28 Feb 2004 to 30 Oct 2004)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (28 Feb 2004 to 30 Oct 2004)
- Spokesperson (Environment & Food; Health; Rural Affairs; Trade & Industry) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
- International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Taxation of Pensions Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Local Audit and AccountabilityBill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Energy Bill Committee (16 out of 16)
- PARTNERSHIPS (PROSECUTION) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (14 out of 21)
- Chairman, Welfare Reform Bill Committee (11 out of 26)
- Energy Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (4 out of 12)
- Climate Change Bill Committee (8 out of 10)
- Chairman, Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- Chairman, Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Chairman, Commons Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Child Trust Funds Bill Committee (4 out of 7)
- Energy Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Fireworks Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Sunday Working (Scotland) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
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- Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 71 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 51.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
Note SNP MPs do not vote on legislation not affecting Scotland.
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 466 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.
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12 March 2014, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 20 March 2014)
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29 July 2014, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 6 August 2014)
6 October 2014, £75.Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 6 October 2014)
18 November 2014, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 26 November 2014)
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