Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Support for Those Unable to Afford Council Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.

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Jo Swinson consistently voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support

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 making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support:

  • On 21 May 2012: Jo Swinson voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Jo Swinson voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Jo Swinson voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Jo Swinson voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. 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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