Jo Swinson MP East Dunbartonshire, Liberal Democrat, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Women and Equalities), Department for Education


  • Tel 020 7219 8088

  • Fax 020 7219 0555

  • Email:

  • Website: Jo Swinson website

  • Constituency address

    126 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3RB United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Jo Swinson

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: Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport 2005-06; Whip 2005-06; Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland 2006-07; Shadow Minister for: Women and Equalities 2007, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2008-10; PPS to: Vincent Cable as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade 2010-12, Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council 2012; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 2012- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities: Department for Culture, Media and Sport 2012-14, Department for Education 2014-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Hull East 2001 general election. Member for East Dunbartonshire since 5 May 2005.
  • Political interests

    Quality of life and wellbeing, climate change, allergy, foreign affairs, corporate social responsibility.
  • Party groups

    Liberal Democrat Youth and Students: Secretary 1998-99, Vice-chair 1999-2000, Vice-chair, campaigns 2000-01; Vice-chair, Haltemprice and Howden Liberal Democrats 2000; Member, Federal Executive 2002; Vice-chair, Gender Balance Taskforce 2003-06; Chair: Campaign for Gender Balance 2007-08, Women's Policy Working Group 2008-09; Deputy leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats 2010-12; Chair, Federal Policy Committee 2012-; Member, Manifesto Working Group 2013-; General Election Spokesperson for Women, Equalities and Families 2015-.
  • Countries of interest

    Chechnya, India, Kosovo, Romania, Sierra Leone.

Election record for East Dunbartonshire, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 38.61%
Labour 34.07%
Conservative 15.47%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrat 18,551 38.61
Galbraith, Mary Labour 16,367 34.07
Nolan, Mark Conservative 7,431 15.47
White, Iain Scottish National Party 5,054 10.52
Beeley, James UK Independence Party 545 1.13
Majority 2,184 votes
Electorate 63,795
Turnout (48,043) 75.31%

Registered interests

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Fee from Mail on Sunday for article published on 25 January 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 6 February 2009) 9 July 2009, received a bottle of wine for taking part in a Q&A session at the 'Vote for Change' rally organised by the Electoral Reform Society, Thomas Hare House, 6 Chancel Street, London, SE1 0UU. Value: £14. Hours: 3 hrs (including preparation and research). (Registered 14 July 2009).

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