Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Ministers Intervening in Inquests

There have been votes in Parliament on the powers of ministers to intervene in inquests. Specific votes were held on questions including if the Secretary of State ought be able to order a coroner's inquest to take place without a jury and if a minister ought be able to suspend a coroner's inquest.

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Jo Swinson almost always voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests

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 allowing ministers to intervene in inquests:

  • On 12 Nov 2009: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Coroners and Justice Bill — Schedule 1 — Explicit Approval of Lord Chief Justice Required for Minister to Suspend Coroner's Inquiry -rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2009: Jo Swinson voted against allowing the Lord Chancellor (a minister) to suspend an inquest and replace it with an inquiry and against allowing the use of intercepted communications evidence in inquests. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2009: Jo Swinson voted yes on Coroners and Justice Bill — Condemn the Coroners and Justice Bill — rejected Show vote
  • On 10 Jun 2008: Jo Swinson voted yes on Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected Show vote
  • On 10 Jun 2008: Jo Swinson voted yes on Counter Terrorism Bill — Lord Chief Justice to appoint "special coroners" — rejected 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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