Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Trident Nuclear Weapons System Replacement

The UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, comprising missile armed submarines, provides a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. There have been votes on if the system should be replaced with a new nuclear deterrent when Trident reaches the end of its lifespan.

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Jo Swinson generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

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 replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system:

  • On 20 Jan 2015: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Weapons System Renewal Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted against maintaining the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2007: Jo Swinson voted against maintaining the UK's minimum strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system. 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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