Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

@joswinson https://facebook.com/joswinson

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

31 Oct 2019

  • On 31 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Draft Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 — Data Matching — Paperless Process Show vote

29 Oct 2019

  • On 29 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Early Parliamentary General Election Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted for the proposed General Election to be held on the 9th of December 2019 rather than the 12th. Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted to enable opposition amendments to be made to the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill. Show vote

28 Oct 2019

  • On 28 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against holding a general election. Show vote

24 Oct 2019

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against expressing support for Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech, prioritising leaving the European Union by the 31st of October 2019. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted to reject the UK Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted in favour of a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and to bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote

23 Oct 2019

  • On 23 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — National Health Service Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against financial regulations covering subjects including insider trading and trading transparency operating in the same way after the UK withdraws from the EU as they did before. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against international accounting standards, regulatory oversight and professional recognition of statutory and third country auditors applying in UK law following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against removing rights for EU, Swiss and Turkish nationals to pursue business activities in the UK following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote

22 Oct 2019

  • On 22 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against completing their consideration of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill within three sitting days. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against proposed arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union including a default position of retaining European Union law during, and beyond, an implementation period ending on 31 December 2020. Show vote

19 Oct 2019

  • On 19 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted to withhold approval of the agreement with the EU on arrangements for the UK's withdrawal from the union unless and until it is implemented in UK law. Show vote

17 Oct 2019

  • On 17 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted to permit amendments, if selected by the Speaker, to be moved and voted on during a planned sitting of MPs on Saturday 19 October. Show vote

15 Oct 2019

  • On 15 Oct 2019: Jo Swinson voted against transferring powers to set certain technical environmental regulations from the EU to the UK on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote

26 Sep 2019

  • On 26 Sep 2019: Jo Swinson voted against adjourning the House of Commons for a period covering the Conservative Party Conference. Show vote

9 Sep 2019

  • On 9 Sep 2019: Jo Swinson voted against holding a general election. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2019: Jo Swinson voted to require the provision of certain information relating to both the suspension of Parliament and contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote

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