Michael Weir

MP, Angus

Angus Scottish National Party

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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")Details
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails

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Michael Weir hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Boxes 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of post boxes that have been decommissioned since the privatisation of Royal Mail; (2) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the procedures for consultation before the decommissioning of post boxes by Royal Mail; (3) if he will make representations to Royal Mail on the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    I should like to associate myself and my colleagues with the Prime Minister’s condolences to those affected by the terrible tragedy of flight MH17, and with what he said about the need for early access to the site. On Gaza, when he is speaking to our European partners, will he press for a joint approach to allow the medical evacuation of serious injured Palestinians, given the terrible...
  • Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service 17 Jul 2014

    I understand what the Minister is saying and I acknowledged that this was the first time the USO was in legislation. Let us consider one thing that Ofcom can do in a review. I believe that section 43(8) states that its “recommended action may consist of one or more of the following— (a) the carrying out of a review under section 33 (review of minimum requirements)”. So if...

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 67 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 50.87% 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.
  • 36 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Weir’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 446 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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