Jo Swinson

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

@joswinson https://facebook.com/joswinson

Tax on Value of Expensive Homes

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction of a new property tax on expensive homes. Such a tax, popularly dubbed a "mansion tax", would introduce a requirement for those with residential properties worth over a certain amount to pay a fraction of the property's value (or a fraction of its value over a certain amount) to the Government each year.

Photo: Anguskirk

Jo Swinson almost always voted against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)

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 an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax):

  • On 4 Sep 2013: Jo Swinson voted against calling on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 9 — Reintroduce 10% Initial Rate of Income Tax Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2013: Jo Swinson voted against considering a mansion tax Show vote
  • On 12 Mar 2013: Jo Swinson voted against a tax on properties worth over £2 million to fund a tax cut for those on middle and low incomes. 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.

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see our page about voting information on TheyWorkForYou.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)