Jo Swinson

Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

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East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat

Jo Swinson’s voting in Parliament

Jo Swinson is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

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  • Jo Swinson consistently voted for university tuition fees, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

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Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Mental Illness
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Embassies
  • Departmental Televisions
  • Mental Health

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (since 20 Jun 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 16 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) (30 Jun 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (30 Jun 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (6 Sep 2012 to 20 Dec 2013)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 20 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Women and Equality) (1 Mar 2007 to 1 Oct 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 80 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jo Swinson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 71 written questions in the last year — above 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 53.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
  • 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jo Swinson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 712 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Aug 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received by my company Equal Power Consulting Ltd from Atlantic Books, 27 Boswell St, London WC1N 3JZ, via my literary agents Furniss Lawton, part of James Grant Group Ltd, 4th Floor, 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ:
15 November 2017, received £2,889.66 for a book written mainly before the General Election. This was the second of three instalments of an advance payment. Hours: approximately 200 days of work of which about 80 hrs were undertaken since the Election. (Registered 12 December 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alistair Barr
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 received via Liberal Democrats HQ to support the costs of running my office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 December 2017)
Name of donor: Duncan Greenland
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 January 2018)
Name of donor: Michelle Quest
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running of my office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 January 2018)
Name of donor: Thomas Goode & Co Ltd
Address of donor: 35 South Street, London W1K 2XE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running of my office

Donor status: company, registration 00151415

(Registered 19 February 2018)
Name of donor: Mihir Magudia
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000 received via Liberal Democrats HQ to support the costs of running my office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 March 2018)
Name of donor: Mihir Magudia
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 March 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Equal Power Consulting Ltd; consultancy services, speaking and writing. Consulting and speaking activity ceased on my election to Parliament. The remaining activity will be the completion of a book commission. (Registered 07 July 2017)

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