A selection of Charles Kennedy's votes
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Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 14 absences, between 2008–2013
Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2013
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 abstention, 1 absence, in 2013
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2010
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
10 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 abstention, 17 absences, between 2012–2015
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with mobile phone operators on the effects of adverse weather on their systems; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether, in respect of the current proposals to revise the British Underwater Training and Evaluation Centre range at Kyle of Lochalsh, the new 82 square kilometre area is based upon the current take-up zone or will include the no travel zone; whether the revised Ministry of Defence area map is based on existing inner or outer limits; and if he will...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if, in respect of the current proposals to revise the British Underwater Training and Evaluation Centre range at Kyle of Lochalsh, he will list the initial consultees involved prior to his letter of 3 November 2014 to the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber and others; what input was sought from Marine Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Ross, Skye and Inverness West; Ross and Cromarty and Skye
Topics of interest
- Energy and Climate Change
- Innovation and Skills
- Rolling Stock
- Energy: Prices
- Post Offices
- Housing: Carbon Emissions
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (10 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Leader of the Liberal Democrats (9 Aug 1999 to 7 Jan 2006)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (25 Jun 1997 to 3 Nov 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 1991 to 31 Dec 1994)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1989 to 1 Jun 1992)
- Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
- Member, Social Services Committee (6 Dec 1985 to 15 May 1987)
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Charles Kennedy’s speeches
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 30.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 70 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 692 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
of the House Magazine, from 1 May 2006
(which includes participation in occasional ‘Westminster Explained’ seminars, fees from the latter going directly to Highland Hospice.) (Up to £5,000)
Payment of £1,500 on 22 January 2014
for the period June to November 2013
. Hours: one hour a week during sitting periods, plus five hours for specific written contributions. (Registered 23 June 2014)
Payments from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, The Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB:
14 March 2014
, received £136.93. Hours: no additional hrs. (Registered 23 June 2014)
Fees received for participating in BBC
’s ‘This Week
programme. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
Received £800 for 10 July 2014 edition Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2015)
Received £800 for 9 September 2014
edition Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2015)
Received £800 for 18 December 2014
edition Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2015)
Payment of £285 received on 3 July 2014 for article for the Guardian Newspaper
. Address: Guardian News & Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2015)
Payment of £225 received on 13 July 2014 for article written for the Glasgow Herald
. Address: 200 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3PR. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 March 2015)
8. Land and Property
Single bedroomed flat in London, from which a rental income is derived.
Shareholding in the Corpach, Banavie, Camaghael and Lochyside Crofting Common Grazings.
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