Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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An Elected House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. There have been votes on moving away from a position where members of the House of Lords are either appointed or have inherited their seats to a system where members are elected.

Photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

Jo Swinson almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords

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 a wholly elected House of Lords:

  • On 10 Jul 2012: Jo Swinson voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Support for bicameral Parliament Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted no on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) 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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