A selection of Anas Sarwar's votes
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Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2012
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 22 votes against, 7 absences, between 2013–2015
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 14 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2013
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, 15 absences, between 2010–2014
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2013
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1. To ask the Scottish Government what its assessment is of NHS workforce morale. (S5O-00878)
The Government has overseen a workforce crisis, with 2,500 nursing vacancies in the NHS, which represents a 300 per cent increase in long-term vacancies. Nurses tell us that only one in three of them believe that there are enough of them to enable them to do their jobs properly. Nine out of 10 nurses say that their workload has got worse, and now the cabinet secretary has imposed a 1 per cent...
That is noted, Presiding Officer. [ Interruption .] I will ignore what the Minister for Mental Health said in my ear. I hope that it was in jest. I agree with Richard Lochhead that we need to be bold and radical when it comes to preventative policy and tackling inequality. I would like to believe that we would all have been excited by Scotland listening to a really important debate in the...
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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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 20 debates since joining Parliament — below average amongst MPs. See all Anas Sarwar’s speeches
- Has received answers to 45 written questions since joining Parliament — 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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