Christine Jardine

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)

Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West


Christine Jardine’s voting in Parliament

Christine Jardine is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Christine Jardine sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Christine Jardine voted against reducing central government funding of local government, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Christine Jardine consistently voted against raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Christine Jardine has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Nov 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services 13 Dec 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Italian counterpart on the Italian Government's policy towards search and rescue ships in the Mediterranean.
  • Institute for Statecraft: Integrity Initiative 12 Dec 2018

    Russia has been pushing the boundaries with its international interference and disruption, and we have seen incidents such as Salisbury and what is happening in Ukraine. Our defences against cyber-attack will be depleted if we leave the European Union, so will the Minister tell the House what plans have been drawn up to increase the skills and resources required to counter future cyber-attacks?
  • Exiting the European Union 10 Dec 2018

    I wonder whether the Prime Minister could clarify two points. First, in anticipation of speaking in this afternoon’s debate, like many other Members, including those on the Government Benches, I gauged my constituents’ opinion. Implicit in that, as in the Prime Minister’s statement that she has listened to the House and will review the backstop, is an acknowledgment that people can...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Radio Frequencies
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
  • Universal Credit
  • Southern Africa: LGBT People

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 12 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (16 Jun 2017 to 12 Oct 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Dec 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: National Liberal Club
Address of donor: 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One year's free membership with a value of £790

Date received: 1 October 2017

Date accepted: 1 October 2017

Donor status: friendly society

(Registered 23 October 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £1,489; hotel and breakfast in Beijing and Wuhan £402.21; total £1,891.21 (2) train fare to Wuhan £95.76; food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £240; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £40; total £375.76

Destination of visit: Beijing and Wuhan, China

Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC. To engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.

(Registered 08 May 2018)
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £1,235

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 28 May – 1 June 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 07 June 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Sole Trader, Christine Jardine Communications (inactive), media consultancy. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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