Jo Swinson

MP, East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat

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  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Jo Swinson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Travel 18 Dec 2014

    In each of the last five financial years the following amounts have been spent by the Department (BIS and UK Trade and Investment) on first class train tickets and business class air travel. Figures for the total amount spent on taxis prior to 2012-13 cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost as these costs were included in individual travel and expense claims and not...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage 18 Dec 2014

    The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker. If an internship meets the legal definition of a worker, then they must be paid at least the minimum wage from the start. Given this dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined....
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Scottish Power 18 Dec 2014

    No meetings have been held between myself, my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills or other ministerial colleagues concerning this matter. The Secretary of State and I have both met with the Insolvency Service for briefing on their conclusions following review of material submitted by liquidators of two companies involved in administering the cash-back...

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Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Mental Illness
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Embassies
  • Departmental Televisions
  • Mental Health

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (6 Sep 2012 to 20 Dec 2013)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 20 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (13 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Women & Equality, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Women and Equality), Department for Communities and Local Government (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Scotland (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Culture, Media & Sport (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • 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 69.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 609 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner held on 22 February 2014; amount raised estimated at £4,500, which includes no individual registrable donations
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 3 March 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London, W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner on 10 June 2014, valued at £3,350
(a) Donor status: company, no 03275808  
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £24,500 raised from a fundraising dinner on 10 June 2014, which includes the registrable donations listed below.
(a) Donor status: Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London, W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, no 03275808
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Jane Mactaggart
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Date received: 10 June 2014
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Alistair Barr
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Neil Sherlock         
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Duncan Greenland              
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Michelle Quest              
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Jacob Aagaard Communications Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 20 Balvie Road, Milngavie G62 7TA
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC 442920
(a) (Registered 23 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Quality Chess UK Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Suite 247, Central Chambers, 11 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6LY
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC 327356
(a) (Registered 23 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,865 raised from a fundraising dinner on 4 October 2014, which includes the registrable donation listed below.
(a) Donor status: Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 3 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Sal Brinton
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,111
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 3 November 2014)

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