Ian Swales

MP, Redcar

Redcar Liberal Democrat

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How Ian Swales voted
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Ian Swales occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 16 Oct 2014

    Devolution in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and London has been accompanied by electoral reform. May I ask, as one Yorkshireman to another, for a debate on the type of electoral reform that should accompany any possible devolution in England?
  • Women and Equalities: Tata Steel 16 Oct 2014

    This matter is not just about Scunthorpe. The Tata beam mill in my constituency makes beams of such high quality that they are in nine of the 10 tallest buildings in the world and the new World Trade Centre in New York. The Government must do everything they can to protect that capability. I thank the Minister for the steps the Government have taken on energy costs, but I ask him to look at...
  • Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage 15 Oct 2014

    Does the hon. Lady recognise that the living wage is based on a net figure, because it is a net figure that people actually spend, and will she join the Living Wage Foundation in welcoming what this Government have done with regard to the tax threshold, which has helped to narrow the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Redcar

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Energy
  • Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Wind Power
  • Insolvency Service: Stockton on Tees
  • Independent Police Complaints Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 44 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
  • 108 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Swales’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 143 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
November 2013, payment of £75. Hours; 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 2 December 2013)
13 January 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 30 January 2014)
17 January 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 30 January 2014)
March 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 24 March 2014)
April 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 12 May 2014)
June 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 16 June 2014)
July 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 14 August 2014)
Payments from Envoy Partnership, Chancery Station House, 31-33 High Holborn, London WC1V 6AX, for opinion surveys:
February 2014, payment of £150. Hours: 90 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 24 March 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT, for opinion surveys:
June 2014, payment of £80. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
July 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 28 July 2014)

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