Jo Swinson

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Royal Mail

There have been votes in Parliament on the privatisation of Royal Mail. Royal Mail was privatised in October 2013.

Photo: Graham Richardson

Jo Swinson generally voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail

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 the privatisation of Royal Mail:

  • On 12 Jan 2011: Jo Swinson voted against requiring a ten year agreement between Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd relating to Royal Mail's use of the post office network prior to the sale of Royal Mail. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Jo Swinson voted to privatise up to 90% of Royal Mail and for related restructuring. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2010: Jo Swinson voted to prepare for and permit Royal Mail privatisation. The vote was also in favour of changing the rules relating to ownership of the Post Office and in favour of passing provisions modifying the regulation of postal services, particularly to protect the UK's universal postal service. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2009: Jo Swinson voted no on Royal Mail — Rapid partial privatization — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2009: Jo Swinson voted no on Royal Mail — Notes Conservatives' failure to invest 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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