How Eilidh Whiteford voted
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Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Eilidh Whiteford hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I very much welcome today’s debate on the minimum wage, because it affects millions of people across the UK, including thousands in my own rural constituency, and I think that it, more than any other policy, has the potential to tackle poverty. In-work poverty is perhaps the most stark symptom of the deep income inequality that is increasingly the hallmark of British society, but people...
The hon. Gentleman makes an important point, but in fact the Government have not gone nearly far enough, because inequality in this country is growing, not reducing. There have been vast increases in income at the top end of the income spectrum, while increasing pressure is being put on people at the lower and middle parts of the spectrum. The gap between the richest and poorest in our...
My hon. Friend makes a valuable point. I want to touch on another issue that has been mentioned by others, namely the disproportionate number of disabled workers and minority ethnic workers in minimum wage jobs. We have already heard about Lord Freud’s disgraceful comments and I hope the Government will step back from what was an outrageous thing to say about people who are already...
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Scottish National Party MP for Banff and Buchan
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Energy and Climate Change
- Home Department
- Crisis Loans
- Departmental Buildings
- Mass Media
- Lost Property
Currently held offices
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 49.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 169 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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