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John Home Robertson
Former Labour MSP for East Lothian, Former Labour MP for East Lothian
- Also represented Berwick and East Lothian
- Entered Parliament on 26 October 1978 — unknown
- Left Parliament on 14 May 2001 — General election
- Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
- Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Home Robertson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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Most recent appearances
- Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland (29 Mar 2007)
“Here comes another swan-song, and I am happy to endorse some of the final comments that Brian Monteith made. I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on a long time in two Parliaments and to look to the future of Scotland. I suppose that I have been a foot soldier in the long fight to achieve Scotland's Parliament. I joined the Labour Party to support John P Mackintosh, who was a very special...”
- Scottish Parliament written answers — Energy: Energy (15 Mar 2007)
“To ask the Scottish Executive what the value to the economy is of exports of electricity to other parts of the United Kingdom through the national grid, in both financial and employment terms.”
- Scottish Parliament: Code of Conduct (14 Mar 2007)
“The principle of parliamentary democracy is rather important, as it guarantees the accountability of Government, provides for the enactment of legislation and underpins our citizens' liberty, and we cannot have parliamentary democracy without electing members of Parliament. There is something quintessentially Scottish about wanting to have a Scottish Parliament but then not trusting the...”
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