Jo Swinson

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Liberal Democrat

Former Member for East Dunbartonshire

jo.swinson.mp@parliament.uk / https://twitter.com/joswinson
Jo Swinson is not a member of any APPGs

Commons debate information

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Significant East Dunbartonshire Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
194,336
Petition Closed

Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Gov Responded - 30 Jan 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Jo Swinson's petition debate contributions
16 Jul 2019
closed 12 months ago

The Brexit process has been a failure. At the end of two years, our ruling party is bitterly divided, the main opposition not a viable replacement for it, and the deal we have negotiated is almost universally opposed.
No one voted for this to happen.

6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Jo Swinson's petition debate contributions
20 Aug 2019
closed 10 months, 3 weeks ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Jo Swinson's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2019
closed 10 months, 1 week ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign


Most recent EDMs signed by Jo Swinson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
28 Oct 2019
Jo Swinson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 28th October 2019

People's Vote

Tabled by: Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat - East Dunbartonshire)
That this House calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to hold a People’s Vote on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or should leave the European Union on the final terms agreed between the Government and the European Union.
25 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 19
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
15 Oct 2019
Jo Swinson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Barclays's withdrawal from the banking framework with Post Office Ltd

Tabled by: Sir Edward Davey (Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton)
That this House expresses alarm on learning that Barclays bank has decided to withdraw from a key element of the banking framework agreement with Post Office Ltd, which allows personal and business customers to access their bank accounts via 11,500 post office locations across the UK; notes that the banking …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 17
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Jo Swinson

Date Forum Title
17 Jun 2019 Commons Chamber Gulf of Oman Oil Tanker Attacks

Jo Swinson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Jo Swinson

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Employment Rights (Shared Parental Leave and Flexible Working) Bill 2017-19 Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 4 Apr 2019, 10:54 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to entitle employees to request shared parental leave and flexible working on the first day of employment; to make provision for self-employed persons to take shared parental leave; and for connected purposes.

Parental Leave and Pay Arrangements (Publication) Bill 2017-19 Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 14 Mar 2019, 10:50 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require employers with more than 250 employees to publish information about parental leave, and pay in the course of such leave; and for connected purposes.


131 Written Questions

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Ahmed Mansoor Hungary: Academic Freedom Somalia: Weapons Aung Marm Oo Cellou Dalein Diallo Sanctions: EU Action Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Zimbabwe: Detainees Zimbabwe: Politics and Government Evan Mawarire Mali: Armed Conflict Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit Sudan: Radicalism Cameroon: Human Rights Cameroon: Violence Cameroon: Elections Human Rights: Business Human Rights: Business Human Rights: Business Business and Human Rights Steering Group Business and Human Rights Steering Group Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Iran: Protest Bahrain: Prisoners Armed Conflict: Females Iran: Religious Freedom Cambodia: Human Rights Kem Sokha Drugs: Organised Crime Refugees: Sudan Immigration: EU Nationals Knives: Crime Counter-terrorism Knives: Crime Knives: Crime Deportation: Homosexuality Immigration: Publications Immigration: Publications Immigration: Publications Immigration Controls: National Security Members: Correspondence Domestic Violence Visas: Fees and Charges Visas Visas: Fees and Charges Visas Visas Visas Immigration: Appeals Parental Leave Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate: Staff Modern Working Practices Review Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Consultation Self-employed Business: Human Rights Business: Human Rights Parental Leave Parental Leave Minimum Wage: Arrears Companies: Pay Pregnancy: Discrimination Homebase: Closures Telephone Services: Fees and Charges Telephone Services: Fees and Charges Furniture: Fire Prevention Parental Leave NHSX: Conditions of Employment and Pay NHSX: Recruitment NHSX: Operating Costs NHS: Internet Pregnancy: Screening Allergies: Death Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder Allergies: Medical Equipment Allergies: Medical Equipment Allergies: Medical Equipment Allergies: Medical Equipment Allergies: Medical Equipment Allergies: Medical Equipment National Insurance Contributions Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment Support for Mortgage Interest Support for Mortgage Interest Support for Mortgage Interest Social Security Benefits: Females Unemployment: Older People State Retirement Pensions: Females Mortgages: Government Assistance Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Mobility