Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

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Jo Swinson generally voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance

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 measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 12 Nov 2018: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Jo Swinson voted against introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and against other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Jo Swinson voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — International Tax Transparency for Multi-National Companies Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Jo Swinson voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Jo Swinson voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. 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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