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.

However, Jo Swinson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Loneliness and Local Communities 15 Nov 2017

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I congratulate the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) on securing the debate and on all her work on this issue, alongside the hon. Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy) and so many others, including, of course, Jo Cox. I did not have the privilege of knowing her—our time in Parliament did not overlap—but...
  • Loneliness and Local Communities 15 Nov 2017

    I am conscious of time, so I am afraid that I will not. I remember my time as a new mum on maternity leave. It is so easy to understand how loneliness can creep in and how you can feel like climbing the walls with a new-born. Despite the fact that you are spending 24 hours, 7 days a week with another human being—perhaps it is not despite that, but because of it—challenges arise....
  • Zimbabwe 15 Nov 2017

    This is clearly a developing and concerning situation in a country that is already beset by human rights abuses and economic turmoil as a result of Mugabe’s tyrannous reign, but Zimbabwe is approaching a crossroads, and it could continue down its disastrous path with new faces at the top. What steps does the Foreign Secretary think need to be taken for the pressure to transition to turn...

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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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Expenses

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 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Jo Swinson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — 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 80.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jo Swinson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 676 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
30 June 2017, received £1,550 for reviewing papers and providing advice as a member of the Advertising Advisory Committee of the Advertising Standards Authority, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT. Hours: none since my election. I have now resigned. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 07 July 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: Keith Moody
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Keith Moody
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,111

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Ghill Donald
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Dinesh Dhamija
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Mark Petterson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Michelle Quest
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Alistair Barr
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: More United
Address of donor: 49 Knatchbull Road, London SE5 9QR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 10285790

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Andrew Dixon
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Joe Zammit-Lucia
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
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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