Ian Swales

MP, Redcar

Redcar Liberal Democrat

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How Ian Swales voted
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords 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
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Ian Swales occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy 30 Oct 2014

    Will the right hon. Gentleman ensure that, in any work his Committee does on drugs in prison, we do not narrowly define drugs? Legal and illegal drugs have been mentioned in the debate. I know from a visit to my local prison that the main drug misuse is of prescription drugs.
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy 30 Oct 2014

    I have great respect for the hon. Lady’s experience in this matter. Does she see a connection between the falling use of illegal drugs that she is highlighting, and the rising use of legal highs?
  • Business of the House 30 Oct 2014

    My constituent David Harrison was employed through a so-called umbrella company in the building trade. His payslip shows deductions for holiday pay, company margin and both employer’s and employee’s national insurance. Some umbrella firms are paying part of the wages as expenses to avoid tax. Will the Leader of the House ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to make a...

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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 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 52 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.81% 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") 150 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 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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