How Eilidh Whiteford voted
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Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Eilidh Whiteford hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
By any measure the Work programme has been a failure. It has wasted public money and let down the people depending on it. When will the Government listen to not only the Smith commission, but the dozens of civil society organisations in Scotland that have called for employment support to be devolved so that we can develop an integrated system in Scotland that actually works?
I do not think we should pretend today that tackling long-term unemployment is anything other than immensely challenging. Fluctuations in levels of employment and unemployment are largely driven by the state of the economy, but somewhere in today’s debate we have lost sight of the fact that, even allowing for economic cycles, most people claim jobseeker’s allowance for a very...
The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. Obviously, young people who lack skills and qualifications are more likely to struggle in the labour market, but our black and minority ethnic young people are also experiencing disproportionately high rates of unemployment. Our looked-after young people have the poorest job prospects of all. Just one in three care leavers are likely to be employed...
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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 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 48 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 50.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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- People have made 5 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") 189 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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