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DISCLAIMER: This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the General Election on 7 May 2015.

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Jo and Nick Clegg set out a better deal for dads

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg and Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson unveiled plans to triple paternity leave for fathers while speaking to mums and dads in East Dunbartonshire today. To mark the introduction of shared parental leave, which begins on April 5, Nick announced plans to gi...

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Jo continues to press First Minister on road repair funds

East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat candidate and Business Minister Jo Swinson continues to press the First Minister to give East Dunbartonshire its fair share of road repair funding.

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Too many still face lengthy cancer wait times - Jo

East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat candidate and Business Minister Jo Swinson is calling on the SNP to get a grip and improve performance in the NHS after figures released yesterday show that half of Scotland’s health boards did not meet cancer wait time targets.

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Jo says #isupportsport

Scottish Sports Alliance’s #isupportsport campaign received a host of new supporters as Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire joined fellow Scottish Liberal Democrats in getting an #isupportsport selfie at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Party Conference earlier this month. 

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Jo joined by Willie Rennie to launch 2015 election campaign

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will today (Monday 30th) set out distinctly Liberal Democrat priorities to create opportunity for all, as he kicks off the Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign tour on a visit with East Dunbartonshire candidate and Business Minister Jo Swinson.

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Jo critiques Police Scotland’s disproportionate use of stop and search

Local MP Jo Swinson has submitted responses to Police Scotland’s review of the use of stop and search. Jo criticises the disproportionate use of the tactic, particularly its use on children and teenagers, and recommends that Police Scotland be accountable to Parliament.

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Local towns dubbed Scotland’s most desirable postcodes

Torrance, Lenzie, Milngavie and Bearsden have been named in the top 10 most desirable postcodes in Scotland according to a study commissioned by the Royal Mail. The study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research also looked at employment prospects and affordable housing. 

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Jo welcomes £905 tax cut for people in East Dunbartonshire

Working people in East Dunbartonshire will benefit from a £905 income tax cut by 2018 thanks to a flagship Liberal Democrat Budget policy, Jo said today.

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Jo congratulates local winners of Scottish Youth Parliament vote

Local MP Jo Swinson has congratulated the young politicians elected to represent Strathkelvin & Bearsden and Clydebank & Milngavie in the Scottish Youth Parliament.

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About Jo

Jo Swinson MP represents her home seat of East Dunbartonshire, having won it from Labour in 2005 and being re-elected in 2010. In September 2012 Jo was appointed the Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Women and Equalities in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Read more