Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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The office of Jo Swinson MP has informed us that Jo was not available for some votes in the House of Commons from June 2017 until the summer recess, and from October 2017 until December 2017, as she was on parental leave. This affects the numerology section below. Please note that Ms Swinson continued to submit written questions throughout this period.

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Recent appearances

  • Election of Speaker 4 Nov 2019

    I thank the Father of the House for the way in which he conducted this election. Congratulations from the Liberal Democrat Benches on your new role, Mr Speaker-Elect. You have been clear that you want to be a strong champion for Back Benchers in this place, and have always conducted yourself with good humour and taken great care of Members in this place. The focus that you placed on the...
  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry 30 Oct 2019

    I thank the Prime Minister for the tone in which he opened the debate, the former Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), for setting up the inquiry in the first place, and Sir Martin Moore-Bick and his inquiry team for the detailed work they have done. I also thank the hon. Member for Kensington (Emma Dent Coad). It is entirely understandable that the community is...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 30 Oct 2019

    Mr Speaker, from the Liberal Democrats Benches may we wish you well and congratulate you on a decade particularly as a modernising Speaker? From topicality of debates to promoting diversity within the staff of the House to reforms to support parents who are MPs, you have helped to drag this institution out of the past so it can face the future. At this general election, voters deserve better...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Expenses

Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (22 Jul 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (20 Jun 2017 to 22 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (16 Jun 2017 to 21 Aug 2019)
  • 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equality) (1 Mar 2007 to 1 Oct 2007)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Liberal Democrat Whip (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 74 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Jo Swinson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 52 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 57.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 134 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 756 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Jessica Frankopan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000, received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running of my office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 January 2019)
Name of donor: Mark Petterson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000, received via East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 January 2019)
Name of donor: Jane Mactaggart
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running of my office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 18 February 2019)
Name of donor: Liz Desmond and Alan Davison
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation: £10,000 received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running of my office

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 28 February 2019)
Name of donor: Tim Clement-Jones
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running my office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 April 2019)
Name of donor: Mihir Magudia
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 May 2019)
Name of donor: Liz Desmond and Alan Davison
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 received via Liberal Democrat HQ to support the running of my office

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 08 May 2019)
Name of donor: Clive Cowdery
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,250 received via East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Joel Bellman
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,200 received via East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats in monthly instalments of £100 between January and December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 July 2019)
Name of donor: Simon Curtis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 received via East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Clive Cowdery
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500 to support my leadership campaign

Date received: 22 May 2019

Date accepted: 22 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Jane Mactaggart
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my leadership campaign

Date received: 10 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2019)
Name of donor: Tim Clement-Jones
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500 to support my leadership campaign

Date received: 17 June 2019

Date accepted: 17 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2019)
Name of donor: Joel Bellman
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500 to support my leadership campaign

Date received: 4 June 2019

Date accepted: 4 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 July 2019)
Name of donor: Simon Curtis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my leadership campaign

Date received: 10 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Clive Cowdery
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: evening drinks reception, value £1,117.28

Date received: 24 July 2019

Date accepted: 24 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 August 2019)
On 25 October 2019, I was given lifetime membership of the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE. (Registered 01 November 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): food and accommodation, total value £583

Destination of visit: Versailles, France

Dates of visit: 17-19 January 2019

Purpose of visit: Attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2019 Conference.

(Registered 28 February 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 4 June 2019, Equal Power Consulting Ltd; consultancy services, speaking and writing. Consulting and speaking activity ceased on my election to Parliament. The remaining activity was the completion of a book commission. (Registered 07 July 2017; updated 01 November 2019)

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