Ian Swales

MP, Redcar

Redcar Liberal Democrat

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How Ian Swales voted
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails

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Ian Swales occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Youth Employment 15 Jul 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Crausby. I congratulate the hon. Member for Norwich North (Chloe Smith) on securing the debate from the Backbench Business Committee. I commend the previous speaker, the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Pamela Nash), for not only her speech, but her work on behalf of the all-party group. Underemployment of young people is a scourge in...
  • Business of the House 3 Jul 2014

    Control of discretionary social funds passed from the Department for Work and Pensions to local councils on 1 April 2013. In the first year, my local Labour council, Redcar and Cleveland, turned down 91% of applications from people in need and spent only 256,000 of its 765,000 allocation. May we have a debate on how councils are making use of these discretionary social funds?
  • Bills Presented — Affordable Homes Bill: Schedule 33 — Companies owned by employee-ownership trusts 2 Jul 2014

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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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 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.85% 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.
  • 107 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Swales’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 132 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
May 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 3 June 2013)
August 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 12 September 2013)
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)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 70-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
August 2013, payment of £200. Hours: 2 hrs. Payment donated to my constituency party. (Registered 12 September 2013)
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)

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