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Ian Davidson

Former Labour MP for Glasgow South West

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A selection of Ian Davidson's votes

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Former Labour MP for Glasgow South West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Glasgow Pollok; Glasgow Govan


Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • European Constitution
  • European Contractors
  • Tax Credits
  • EU Legislation
  • EU Constitution

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 3 Dec 1998)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Ian Davidson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 29 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 50 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 351 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The Taipei Representative Office in the UK (TRO)
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): the approximate amount includes accommodation £600, food £300 and return flights £2,400; total £3,300
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 26 July-2 August 2014
Purpose of visit: As part of the British-Taiwanese APPG, to promote the understanding of Taiwan and strengthen UK-Taiwan relations.
(Registered 7 August 2014)
Name of donor: (1) Vietnam Airlines, London office: (2) Fund for Economic Activities in
Support of Economic Development (3) local authorities in Vietnam
Address of donor: (1) 4th floor, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London
SW1W 0EN; (2), 7 Chu Va An St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,360, comprising (1) flights costing
£650, and a further £710 for accommodation and meals, which was shared equally between
donors (2) and (3)
Destination of visit: Vietnam
Date of visit: 10-16 December 2011
Purpose of visit: to gain greater familiarity with the current socio-economic development of
Vietnam and to contribute to improving relations between Vietnam and the UK in my
capacity as a member of the Vietnam APG
(Registered 9 January 2015)
8. Land and Property
Part ownership of a house in Galashiels. (Updated 3 December 2014)
Part ownership of a flat in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 20 August 2012; updated 3 December 2014)

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