A selection of Alan Reid's votes
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Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2014
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
41 votes for, 12 votes against, 15 absences, between 2006–2014
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
21 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2008–2013
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2007–2015
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2012
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2013
We have lots more plain English analysis of Alan Reid’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Alan Reid’s full vote analysis page for more.
Thank you, Mr Speaker. I am glad that Machrihanish is on the shortlist to become the UK’s first spaceport. It is far from any centres of population, it has a 3-km runway and the facilities of an RAF base, and I believe that it is the ideal candidate. I hope that the Department for Transport will support Machrihanish’s case.
What steps he is taking to secure the return of the UK citizens who were aboard the MV Seaman Guard Ohio when she was detained by the Indian authorities.
I thank the Minister for that answer, but it is now eight months since an Indian court quashed the charges against my constituent Billy Irving. He, and the other UK citizens, are still unable to leave India because the legal process has ground to a halt. Will the Foreign Office redouble its efforts to persuade the Indian authorities to conclude the legal process quickly and get these men home?
More of Alan Reid’s recent appearances
Former Liberal Democrat MP for Argyll and Bute
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Trade and Industry
- Gaelic Language
- Sustainable Development
- Postal Services
- Illegal Meat Imports
- Post Office Card Account
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (13 May 2010 to 1 Jun 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Scotland) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (10 Mar 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
- Member, Broadcasting Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Alan Reid’s speeches
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 85.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 311 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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