Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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High Speed Rail

MPs have voted on funding and giving permission for a new high speed rail network, connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester.

Photo: Jon Curnow

Jo Swinson voted a mixture of for and against new high speed rail infrastructure

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 new high speed rail infrastructure:

  • On 15 Jul 2019: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (West Midlands — Crewe) Bill — Third Reading — Phase 2a of HS2 — Fradley Wood to Crewe Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2018: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (West Midlands — Crewe) Bill — Second Reading — High Speed 2 Phase 2 — Fradley to Crewe Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Jo Swinson voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading 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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