Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Labour's Anti-Terrorism Laws

A vote for Labour’s Anti-Terrorism Laws would have been a vote for the crime known as “Terrorism” to be treated in a different manner from murder and conspiracy to murder, and for it to have its own special category meaning that the normal rights not to be detained without charge or trial do not apply.

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Jo Swinson almost always voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about Labour's anti-terrorism laws:

  • On 14 Jul 2010: Jo Swinson voted to keep the maximum period of detention without charge for terrorist suspects at 28 days. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2010: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2009: Jo Swinson voted to reduce the maximum period of detention without charge for terrorist suspects from 28 to 14 days. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2008: Jo Swinson voted no on Control orders — Annual renewal 2008 Show vote
  • On 22 Feb 2007: Jo Swinson voted no on Control Orders — Annual renewal 2007 Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2006: Jo Swinson voted yes on Terrorism Bill Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 2006: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2006: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2006: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 and 2 to Internet Activity etc. — Giving notice Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2006: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 And 2 to Internet Activity etc. — capability Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Terrorism Bill — Timetable (No. 2) Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 90 Days Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "unforeseen recklessness" Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Encouragement of Terrorism — "glorifies" Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 6(1) — Training for Terrorism Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 8 — Attendance at a place used for Terrorist Training Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted yes on Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "recklessly indifferent" Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted to make the offence of Encouragement of Terrorism only apply to cases where an individual intended their actions to encourage terrorism. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2005: Jo Swinson voted against making glorifying the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism an offense. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2005: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2005: Jo Swinson voted no on Terrorism Bill — Timetable Show vote

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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