Angus MacNeil’s voting in Parliament
Angus MacNeil is a Scottish National Party MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a selection of Angus MacNeil’s votes.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
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Angus MacNeil never rebelled against their party in this parliament
In any debate about taxes, it is instructive to look at what the OECD tells us about global tax-to-GDP ratios, which is what I have just done. Denmark has a tax-to-GDP ratio of 47.2%. Mexico, at the other extreme, has a tax-to-GDP ratio of 19.7%. The Conservatives’ mantra is “lower taxes, lower taxes, lower taxes”, but that would appear to be sending us in the direction of...
Of the options my hon. Friend has given, may I go for option three, which means the Government will borrow? As every schoolboy in Scotland who has been paying attention knows, the UK has not paid its way since 2001; it has borrowed each and every year since then. I would go for option 3 for the UK: in debt, with a black hole.
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Scottish National Party MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Cabinet: Glasgow
- Departmental Lost Property
- Departmental Visits Abroad
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
- Chair, Energy and Climate Change Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Tranpsort) (15 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitutional Reform) (15 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jul 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jul 2007 to 1 Jul 2008)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Nov 2008)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (5 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 57 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 80.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 345 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
Tenant crofter on the Island of Barra.
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint ownership of house in Fort William; (i) and (until May 2015) (ii) (Updated 23 June 2015)
Flat in Glasgow: (i) and (ii)
Flat in London: (i) and (ii)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jane MacNeil, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.
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