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Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Michael Crockart voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Work and Pensions, Treasury, International Development, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Apprentices, Military Bases, Military Bases: Edinburgh, Armed Forces: Housing, Military Bases: Kirknewton
(based on written questions asked by Michael Crockart and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Justice and Security Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (18 out of 20)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc. Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Mental Health (16 May 2013)
“The all-party group on social mobility has looked at that issue, and we found that one of the major things holding children back from realising their full potential was not necessarily access to the right type of education—further education or higher education—or to funding for such education. Instead, it is their having the social and emotional resilience to be able to bounce...”
- Mental Health (16 May 2013)
“My right hon. Friend talks about the need for all services to be involved, starting with social care and local authorities. Does he agree that the process needs to start even earlier and move into education and training, enabling teachers to recognise when illnesses start to show themselves? One in 10 children aged between five and 16 now suffer from mental health problems, including eating...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Petrol Prices (15 May 2013)
“While the European Commission’s involvement is welcome, will my right hon. Friend outline what more UK authorities, such as the Competition Commission and the OFT, can do to ensure that fuel duty cuts made by the Government end up in the pockets of motorists rather than in the coffers of oil companies?”
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- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 64 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 73.32% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 36 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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