John Thurso MP Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Liberal Democrat


John Thurso

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Liberal Democrat Whip 2001-02; Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Tourism 2001-05; Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for Scotland 2001-06, Shadow Secretary of State for: Transport 2003-05, Scotland 2003-06, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2008-09, Business, Innovation and Skills 2009-10; Member House of Commons Commission 2010-.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Finance and Services; Treasury; Liaison.
  • Lords career

    Sat as Viscount Thurso 1995-99; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Tourism 1996-99, Food 1998-99.
  • Electoral history

    Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 2001-05, for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (revised boundary) since 5 May 2005 general election. (First former hereditary member of House of Lords to become an MP).
  • Political interests

    Tourism, House of Lords reform, treasury, financial services, banking reform, energy.
  • Party groups

    Member, Liberal Democrat Party Federal Policy Committee 1999-2001.

Election record for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 41.27%
Labour 24.55%
Scottish National Party 19.12%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Thurso, John Liberal Democrat 11,907 41.27
MacKay, John Labour 7,081 24.55
Urquhart, Jean Scottish National Party 5,516 19.12
Graham, Alastair Conservative 3,744 12.98
Campbell, Gordon Independent 520 1.8
Majority 4,826 votes
Electorate 47,263
Turnout (28,848) 61.04%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Walker Greenbank PLC (2% of share capital is owned by Ulbster Holdings Ltd. which I own 100%). Ulbster Holdings Ltd (which owns 100% of Lochdhu Hotels Ltd., Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Ltd and Sinclair Family Trust Ltd.) Thurso Fisheries Ltd.

Land and Property: Estate in Caithness.

Remunerated directorships: Chairman of: International Wine and Spirit Competition Ltd; organisers annual wine and spirit competition. Ulbster Holdings Ltd.; manages family estates in Scotland. Thurso Fisheries Ltd; manages family estates in Scotland. Director of three wholly owned subsidiaries of Ulbster Holdings Ltd: Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Ltd. Lochdhu Hotels Ltd. Sinclair Family Trust Ltd.

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