Michael Crockart

Former MP, Edinburgh West

Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat

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How Michael Crockart voted
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Michael Crockart occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Post-study Work Visas 23 Mar 2015

    What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the potential introduction of a scheme to allow international students graduating from Scottish further and higher education institutions to remain in Scotland to work for a defined period of time.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Post-study Work Visas 23 Mar 2015

    The recommendation comes as part of the Smith agreement. It recognises that the higher education sector is a multi-billion pound industry, and Edinburgh university is one of the most successful participants in that. More than 10,000 foreign students are now studying at Edinburgh, generating some of the highest quality research in the UK. Does the Minister agree that keeping more of those...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry Meat: Imports 16 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's position is in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations on the import from the US of chemically-treated poultry.

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Apprentices
  • Military Bases
  • Military Bases: Edinburgh
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Military Bases: Kirknewton

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 18 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 5 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (since 16 Jul 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (23 May 2011 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 69.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 74 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 49 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
6 August 2014, payment of £75 from Populus, 10 Northborough Street, London EC1V 0AT, for interview on 16 July 2014. Hours: 35 mins. Payment made to Edinburgh West Liberal Democrats. (Registered 26 August 2014)

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