A selection of Anas Sarwar's votes
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Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2015
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 14 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2013
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2013
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2014
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
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Under the cabinet secretary, we have seen a workforce crisis, with more than 2,500 nursing and midwifery vacancies. When will the cabinet secretary publish the workforce plan? Will she do so before the summer recess? When will she clamp down on the £175 million of agency spend? When will she scrap the NHS pay cap? Should we accept that the cabinet secretary who helped to create the...
11. To ask the Scottish Government how many patients in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde were not treated within the legally guaranteed treatment waiting time in 2016. (S5O-01145)
Despite the actions of the cabinet secretary, treatment waiting time guarantee failures are actually going up and not down. As she has said, the independent statistics show that more than 3,000 patients waited longer than the Government’s own legally guaranteed treatment target. To put that sharp increase in context, from March 2016 to December 2016, there was a 5,600 per cent increase...
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Labour MSP for Glasgow, Former Labour MP for Glasgow Central
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Also represented Glasgow Central
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Department for International Development
- Home Department
- Departmental Grants
- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
- Departmental Contracts
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (5 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Jun 2012)
- Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 18 Jun 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Anas Sarwar’s speeches
- Has received answers to 45 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 2014, according to constituents.
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 78 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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