Ian Swales

MP, Redcar

Redcar Liberal Democrat

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How Ian Swales voted
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  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Ian Swales occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill 29 Oct 2014

    Can the Minister say a little more about the timing? She said that a consultation is under way; presumably its outcome will affect what the Government do. People who are due to take pensions in April will be considering their options from January and February onwards, so when will we be clearer about the nature of the guidance and the universality of provision, and when will people be told...
  • Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill 29 Oct 2014

    The shadow Minister raises a good point about the relief, but pensions are taxable when they are paid out, so it is important not to suggest that 22.8 billion is the net cost of the pension system. The money may be taxed at a different rate, but it will be taxed when it comes out.
  • Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill 29 Oct 2014

    I should start by declaring an interest: I am well over 55 and have a pension pot that is subject to these provisions. I very much welcome the Bill because its measures are undoubtedly needed. I praise my right hon. Friend the Member for Thornbury and Yate (Steve Webb), who has been campaigning on these issues since 1999 and has done a terrific job in reforming pensions in his years as...

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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.
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  • 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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