A selection of Ian Swales's votes
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Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
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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...
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...
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 the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Energy and Climate Change
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- 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. See all Ian Swales’s speeches
- Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- 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.
- 62 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:
, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 16 June 2014)
, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 14 August 2014)
, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 8 December 2014)
, 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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