Eilidh Whiteford

Former MP, Banff and Buchan

Banff and Buchan Scottish National Party

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  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Eilidh Whiteford hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    The thematic focus on jobs in this debate helps us to get to the heart of why last week’s Budget was a huge missed opportunity. The Government had a chance to move away from a cuts agenda that has stifled recovery, but they failed to take it. Instead, Scotland alone is looking at a further 12 billion of cuts over the next four years, which will hamper our economic recovery, damage...
  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    I agree with my hon. Friend that regressive taxation has played an important part in driving up child poverty. The pernicious combination of low pay and cuts to tax credits and child benefit has been the main driver of child poverty in our communities and of the increased pressure on parents to comply with the sometimes quite unreasonable and disproportionate conditionality in the system....
  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

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Former Scottish National Party MP for Banff and Buchan

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Crisis Loans
  • Scotland
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Mass Media
  • Lost Property

Currently held offices

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2010)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries) (since 15 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women) (since 15 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) (since 15 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 15 Jun 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 50.69% 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.
  • 48 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 192 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.


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