A selection of Eilidh Whiteford's votes
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Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
5 votes for, 14 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on reintroduction of the post-study work visa.
Press reports earlier this week suggest that the Danish Government may press for restrictions on UK fish imports to the EU if the Danish fleet loses access to UK—mostly Scottish—fishing waters when the UK leaves the EU. That would have very serious implications for Scottish fish producers, who currently export in the region of almost half a billion pounds-worth of fish to the EU every...
Usually people have exhausted their savings or redundancy money before they claim benefits, but if someone starts a new job, it is normal to be paid at the end of the week or month in which they start. The Government have said consistently that they want universal credit to mimic the world of work, but in that respect it really does not, and they need to look urgently at waiting times. We...
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Former Scottish National Party MP for Banff and Buchan
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Eilidh Whiteford campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Energy and Climate Change
- Home Department
- Crisis Loans
- Social Security Benefits
- Departmental Buildings
- Mass Media
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Social Justice and Welfare) (21 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) (15 Jun 2010 to 13 May 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women) (15 Jun 2010 to 13 May 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries) (15 Jun 2010 to 13 May 2015)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Eilidh Whiteford’s speeches
- Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.02% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 26 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 289 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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