Jo Swinson

MP, East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat

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How Jo Swinson voted
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  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Jo Swinson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Public Appointments: Equality 11 Sep 2014

    Government welcomed the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) legal framework on board appointments. The Guidance was only recently published (July 2014) so it is still too early to assess its impact. The EHRC Guidance is clear that the deliberate use of all-women long-lists or shortlists is likely to constitute unlawful sex discrimination. However, where there is no...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage 11 Sep 2014

    The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and the effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. Notices of Underpayment (NOU) have been issued in 571 cases where investigations were completed between 1 October 2013 and 31 July 2014. 118 of these were for investigations that commenced on or after 1...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Written Questions 11 Sep 2014

    Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February...

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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 15 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 69.75% 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.
  • 128 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jo Swinson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 564 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a)Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
Name of donor: Peter Ivins Eye Care
Address of donor: 72 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2RH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 22 September 2013)
Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
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.
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 30 October 2013)
Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
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
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 3 March 2014)
Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
Address of donor: 35 South Street, London, W1K 2XE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner on 10 June 2014, valued at £3,350
Donor status: company, no 03275808  
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
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.
Donor status: Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
Address of donor: 35 South Street, London, W1K 2XE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company, no 03275808
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Jane Mactaggart
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Date received: 10 June 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Alistair Barr
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
Donor status: individual
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Neil Sherlock         
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
Donor status: individual
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Duncan Greenland              
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Michelle Quest              
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 8 July 2014)

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