Michael Weir’s voting in Parliament
Michael Weir is a Scottish National Party MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a selection of Michael Weir’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
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Michael Weir never rebelled against their party in this parliament
My hon. Friend will remind the House that the Scottish Government have already spent £100 million in mitigating other attacks on the poor from this Government.
Does my hon. Friend not agree that it is even worse than that because, again, this Government have suggested that they will appoint a huge number of new peers to make sure they get their legislation through?
Is this not a preposterous argument, given that all Divisions in the House are based on membership of the House, not the vote in the country? Otherwise, Committee membership could be very different. The Conservative party got a lot less than 50% of the vote in the UK, yet has the majority of members on the Committee.
More of Michael Weir’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Angus
Entered the 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
- SNP Chief Whip (since 20 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (15 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (26 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee (19 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 10 Oct 2007)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- 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)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Taxation of Pensions Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Local Audit and AccountabilityBill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Chairman, Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- PARTNERSHIPS (PROSECUTION) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (16 out of 16)
- Chairman, Welfare Reform Bill Committee (11 out of 26)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (14 out of 21)
- 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, Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Chairman, Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- 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 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 54 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 73.48% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
- 45 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Weir’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 479 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
18 November 2014
, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 26 November 2014)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Ms Anne Harvey
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 25 February 2015
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