Never rebels against their party in this parliament
How Jo Swinson voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. I understand this question refers to vehicle rental. Charges for fuel by vehicle rental firms and the conditions under which they charge are commercial matters for the vehicle rental industry. In advertising and presenting its services a vehicle rental firm must be clear about the total price for the...
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published the Transparency and Trust discussion paper in July 2013. In it, we sought views on a range of questions relating to implementation of the central registry of company beneficial ownership information, including the information that companies would be required to submit. We are carefully considering the responses received to the...
The Department has asked the Office of Fair Trading to take a look at these long-term agreements and it hopes to report back to us early next year. In the Government's view, an “in perpetuity” clause cannot be enforced on a beneficiary of a deceased person's estate if they do not accept a bequeathed contract. The Timeshare Association (TATOC) reports that timeshare companies in...
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Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Mental Illness
- Departmental Manpower
- Departmental Televisions
- Mental Health
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 20 Dec 2013)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (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)
- Shadow Minister (Women and Equality), Department for Communities and Local Government (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Women & Equality, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (5 Jul 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- 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 37 debates in the last year — 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 75.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 558 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
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)
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