Michael Weir

MP, Angus

Angus Scottish National Party

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How Michael Weir voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • 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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Michael Weir hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I am sorry to hear the right hon. Gentleman going down this road, as I agreed with him up to that point. Does he not understand and accept that the Scottish Government are committed to writing in the 0.7% figure and that Scotland’s international development would add to overall international development? There is absolutely no reason why this should lead to a reduction; it would lead to...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I am sorry that the right hon. Gentleman has gone off at this strange tangent. Is he not aware that the Scottish Government have made it particularly clear that we will be bound by the UN target and will write it into the constitution of an independent Scotland? Does he not think it significant that countries that have met the target include Denmark, Norway and even Luxembourg—small,...
  • Written Answers — Justice: Sussex Safer Roads Partnership 2 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what (a) financial, (b) staffing and (c) capacity-building support and assistance his Department has given to the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership in respect of (i) activities relating to Operation Crackdown and (ii) all other activities in each year since its inception; (2) what metrics his Department applies to assess the performance of Sussex...

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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
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Defence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Public Consultation
  • Public Appointments
  • Fair Trade
  • Departmental Assets

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 20 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee (20 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Energy; Work and Pensions) (29 Aug 2007 to 13 Jul 2009)
  • 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, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Spokesperson (Environment & Food; Health; Rural Affairs; Trade & Industry) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 66 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 51.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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  • 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") 447 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
17 May 2013, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to local charity. (Registered 5 June 2013)
29 August 2013, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to local charity. (Registered 10 September 2013)
13 January 2014, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 16 January 2014)
12 March 2014, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 20 March 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
14 September 2013, payment of £200. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 24 September 2013)
Payment of £80 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London ED1Y 8RT, for opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 8 January 2014)

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