Voting Record — Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire (11971)

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
6 May 2010 still in office LDem 1 vote out of 797, 0.1% 797 votes out of 1148, 69.4% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 7 votes out of 882, 0.8% 882 votes out of 1288, 68.5% 7 times

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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HouseDateSubjectJo SwinsonLDem VoteRôle
Commons18 Nov 2014Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — New Clause 2 — Pubs Code: Market Rent Only Option for Tenants of Large Pub-Owning Businesses minorityaye Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being a member of the Environmental Audit Committee
11 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister,
HouseDateSubjectJo SwinsonLDem VoteRôle
Commons1 Apr 2009Deferred Divisions — Adjournment (May Day) minorityaye Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Candidate for MP becoming own election agent does not disclose home address Majorityno Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Home address form must be correct Majorityno Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Parliamentary candidates can keep their home addresses secret Majorityno Rebel
8 Jan 2009Stopped being Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
8 Jan 2009Became Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister,
Commons28 Oct 2008Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected minorityno Rebel
6 Mar 2008Became Shadow Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
6 Mar 2008Stopped being Shadow Minister (Women and Equality), Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons25 Oct 2007Modernisation of the House of Commons — Handheld email devices Majorityunknown Unknown
13 Jul 2007Became a member of the Environmental Audit Committee
6 Jul 2007Stopped being Women & Equality, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities
5 Jul 2007Became Shadow Minister (Women and Equality), Department for Communities and Local Government
5 Jul 2007Became Women & Equality, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities
4 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Scotland
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading tellnono Teller
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading — Closure tellnono Teller
21 Mar 2006Became Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Scotland
21 Mar 2006Stopped being Shadow Minister, Culture, Media & Sport
Commons11 Jan 2006Electoral Administration Bill — New Clause 2 — Registration Officers: General Duty tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Nov 2005Representation of the People (Reduction of Voting Age) tellayeaye Teller
Commons14 Nov 2005Violent Crime Reduction Bill — Clause 1 — Drinking Banning Orders tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Nov 2005Electoral Administration Bill — Clause 15 — Personal identifiers: piloting tellayeaye Teller
1 Jun 2005Became Shadow Minister, Culture, Media & Sport

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

AgreementPolicy
4% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
99% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
92% Academy Schools - for
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
17% Bankers' Bonus Tax
19% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
100% Closed Material Proceedure
77% Coalition Programme for Government - For
0% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Employee Shareholder Status
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
19% Energy Prices - More Affordable
88% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
65% European Union - For
84% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
89% Fully Elected House of Lords
13% Further Devolution to Scotland
35% Further devolution to Wales
40% Gambling - Against permissiveness
79% GP Commissioning in the NHS
93% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
50% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
83% Homosexuality - Equal rights
81% Human Rights and Equality
0% Identity cards - For introduction
30% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
89% Increase Air Passenger Duty
56% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
88% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
94% Increase VAT
100% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
6% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
7% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
58% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
13% Mansion Tax
84% Mass Retention of Communications Data
15% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
0% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
43% More powers for local councils
38% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
2% Nuclear power - For
1% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
71% Privatise Royal Mail
83% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
0% Rail Fares - Lower
94% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
100% Reduce spending power of local government
93% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
57% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
39% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
83% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
83% Register of Lobbyists
99% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
17% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
91% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
84% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
87% Same Sex Marriage - for
65% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
66% Smoking ban - In favour
59% Stop climate change
1% Stronger Military Covenant
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
6% Terrorism laws - For
33% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
84% Transparency of Parliament
0% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
100% University Tuition Fees - For
79% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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