Ian Swales

Former MP, Redcar

Redcar Liberal Democrat

A selection of Ian Swales's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details

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Ian Swales occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    Another thing that the Government have done is to move towards localising business rates again. Certainly my part of the world, which had huge industrial sites such as the one I have mentioned, was pretty nonplussed when all that money was collected by a Government in the 1980s, taken to the centre and then doled out in different proportions. We need to move towards more localisation, not...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    This might be my last contribution in this place, so I would like to say what a great privilege it has been to represent the people of Redcar for the past five years. I thank colleagues for making my time here such a vivid experience. I would struggle to apply the word “vivid” to the many Finance Bill Committees and finance debates I have taken part in, but overall I have had a...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    The economy of the country is an ecosystem. No company exists in isolation and each relates to other companies. One measure that we are not talking about this afternoon is the cut in fuel duty, which is enormously helpful to rural citizens and rural companies, so the Government have taken some steps, although that is probably not relevant to this debate. Of course, we expect people to pay...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Redcar

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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
  • Breast Cancer

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)

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  • Has spoken in 60 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation 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.
  • 70 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
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)
October 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 6 November 2014)
December 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 8 December 2014)
February 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 16 February 2015)
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)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
October 2014, payment of £80. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 6 November 2014)
December 2014, payment of £200. Hours: 90 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 5 January 2015)

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