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Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Jo Swinson voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Home Department, Treasury, Health, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Mental Illness, Departmental Manpower, Embassies, Departmental Televisions, Mental Health
(based on written questions asked by Jo Swinson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Children and Families Bill Committee (18 out of 19)
- Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (19 out of 21)
- Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- London Olympics Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- National Lottery Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Debt Collection (21 May 2013)
“I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published guidance for businesses engaged in the recovery of consumer credit debts and what it considers to be improper business practices. The OFT accepts that it can be reasonable, in England and Wales, to ask for repayment of a statute barred debt on the basis...”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Groceries Code Adjudicator (21 May 2013)
“The Groceries Code Adjudicator Act gained Royal Assent on 25 April 2013. In common with standard legal convention, the Act will come into force two months from the date of Royal Assent. The Adjudicator's office will issue a consultation on the exercise of her powers shortly thereafter. Her investigatory powers will come into force after the final version of her guidance has been agreed and...”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Money Lenders (21 May 2013)
“The Government established the National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) for England and Wales in April 2012, following our consultation on ‘Empowering and Protecting Consumers’. Since its launch, the NTSB has continued to fund the delivery of Illegal Money Lending Teams in England and Wales, which were previously directly funded by BIS. As well as tackling and prosecuting loan...”
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 82.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 440 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£19,859 (291st)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£18,590 (434th)||£18,382|
|Office running costs||£21,262 (160th)||£18,618 (315th)||£25,643 (83rd)||£19,013|
|Staffing costs||£78,518 (581st)||£90,410 (203rd)||£80,012 (444th)||£63,016|
|Communications Allowance||£9,286 (292nd)||£5,557 (434th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£13,246 (103rd)1||£14,130 (99th)2||£11,981 (136th)||£9,072|
|Members' Staff Travel||£693 (106th)||£611 (173rd)||£733 (169th)||£1,098|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,512 (439th)||£693 (joint 362nd with 1 other)||£832 (joint 349th with 1 other)||£1,131|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,937 (247th)||£2,435 (348th)||£3,504||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,202 (joint 323rd with 1 other)||£1,166 (joint 151st with 11 others)||£1,166|
|Total||£145,377 (379th)||£157,241 (137th)||£141,392 (254th)||£116,382|