John Robertson

Former Labour MP for Glasgow North West

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Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    The best way to get the tax contribution is to give people real jobs with real pay; then we will get the money in.
  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    Does the hon. Gentleman think it right for a Government to take money from a city where a lot is paid in rates—with people from outside the area coming into it—and then spread it around the rest of the country?
  • Energy and Climate Change: Low-carbon Energy Sources 19 Mar 2015

    It might be better if the right hon. Gentleman switched party, rather than energy supplier. Is not part of the problem with cost down to the fact that we have companies that generate electricity selling it to themselves, which allows them to hike the prices paid by consumers? People need those prices to come down in order to heat their homes. Why not just split those roles completely to...

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Glasgow North West

Entered the House of Commons on 23 November 2000 — Byelection

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

Also represented Glasgow Anniesland

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Deloitte
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit
  • Internet
  • Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (21 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • PPS (Dr Kim Howells, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 Nov 2005 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (4 Mar 2003 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 6 May 2014)

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