Jo Swinson

Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

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: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Telephone Services: Fees and Charges 19 Jul 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on the planned review of the implementation of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations with regard to the provision of basic rate customer helplines.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Appeals 17 Jul 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for the guidance given to Entry Clearance Officers of the recent Court of Appeal judgment relating to the admission to the UK of adult dependent relatives.
  • Humanitarian Situation in Mosul 12 Jul 2017

    I welcome the statement and thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of it. Tens of thousands of children have been without education in Mosul for many years, so it is good news that 750 schools have reopened, but what work is being done to assist schools to tackle the very particular and sensitive challenge of helping older children, teenagers and young adults to plug the significant...

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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)

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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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Jo Swinson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 4 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 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 664 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London, W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner on 10 June 2014, valued at £3,350
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03275808  
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £24,500 raised from a fundraising dinner on 10 June 2014, which includes the registrable donations listed below.
(a) Donor status: Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London, W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03275808
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Jane Mactaggart
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Date received: 10 June 2014
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Alistair Barr
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Neil Sherlock         
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Duncan Greenland              
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Michelle Quest              
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Jacob Aagaard Communications Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 20 Balvie Road, Milngavie G62 7TA
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC 442920
(a) (Registered 23 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Quality Chess UK Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Suite 247, Central Chambers, 11 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6LY
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC 327356
(a) (Registered 23 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 126a Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3RB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,865 raised from a fundraising dinner on 4 October 2014, which includes the registrable donation listed below.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 3 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Sal Brinton
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,111
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 3 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Michelle Quest
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 March 2015)

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