Jo Swinson

MP, East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat

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How Jo Swinson voted
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  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Jo Swinson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Equal Pay 16 Oct 2014

    The gender pay gap is falling steadily over time, and the full-time pay gap has now been almost eliminated for women under the age of 40. We are promoting pay transparency through the Think, Act, Report initiative and encouraging girls and young women to consider a wider range of careers, including better-paid jobs in science, technology and engineering, through the Your Life campaign.
  • Women and Equalities: Equal Pay 16 Oct 2014

    My hon. Friend is right to point out that transparency is a really useful tool in being able to make progress on the pay gap. As I have said, with the Think, Act, Report initiative, to which more than 250 companies are now signed up, two thirds are now publishing more information on gender equality, and we are encouraging more and more to undertake equal pay audits. He might also be aware...
  • Women and Equalities: Equal Pay 16 Oct 2014

    The hon. Lady is absolutely right to raise this issue. I praise her for the work that she has done in highlighting the importance of women in engineering, science and technology careers. I mentioned the Your Life campaign. We are working alongside the different professional bodies within these industries to encourage more young women to study these subjects at school, because that is...

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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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 16 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 69.61% 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.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jo Swinson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 569 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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 14 September 2013; amount raised estimated at £8,500, which includes no individual registrable donations.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 30 October 2013)
(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)

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