The Devo Files

OK, this wasn't fair - there's no way the Vow's out there.

The truth is out there…

Before I embark upon a more in-depth appraisal of each Scottish MP’s record since 2010, I thought it expedient to simply list every vote they made in regards to further devolution to Scotland. Included are 58 MPs’ votes on the 13 discussions in regards to further devolution. Because I might be a bit biased in my interpretation of the votes, I also included Public Whip’s Agree/Disagree percentage system, as I feel it still gives the jist. The only difference, I feel, is that it interprets one vote (the rejection of the second reading) as a pro-devolution vote, whereas I feel it’s arguable: similarly, at least two amendments are for greater responsibilities, not greater powers. Yet even with those issues, the amount of Scottish MPs who are as likely to vote against further devolution as for it is illustrative of my central problem – that we cannot rely on these individuals to fight for more powers.

I invite readers to place bets now when considering how many MPs voted over 50% in favour of more devolution for Scotland – excluding the MPs that couldn’t be bothered voting on more than a handful of votes, thus presenting an entirely skewed perspective on their voting record – and to predict the gulf between the average pro-devo and anti-devo vote. Special points if you can name the three MPs who didn’t vote on a single issue.

Here we go.

Formidable Constituencies

Guarantors of Devolution_Russell Brown

Truly formidable.

Russell Brown

Dumfries & Galloway
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 41%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted against devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Alistair Carmichael

Teddy bears and politics? That’s asking for trouble

Alistair Carmichael

Orkney & Shetland
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 35%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Voted against devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving powers over food content and labelling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Challenging Constituencies

Guarantors of Devolution_Michael Moore

Oh Michael. Dear, dear, dear.

Michael Moore

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 31%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish parliament
Voted against devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Tom Clarke

Anyone else reminded of “Bob Servant Independent”?

Tom Clarke

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 42%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Gemma Doyle Kitchener

Foreshadowing.

Gemma Doyle

West Dunbartonshire
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 37%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Thomas Docherty

Postman Doc, Postman Doc…

Thomas Docherty

Dunfermline and West Fife
New Labour

Devolution Record:
Public Whip record: 28%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Sometimes you just have to go with the classics...

Sometimes you just have to go with the classics…

Margaret Curran

Glasgow East
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 38%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

I don't think you can take a flattering photo of this man.

I don’t think you can take a flattering photo of this man.

Willie Bain

Glasgow North East
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

"Wahey, I'm aff the hook!"

“Wahey, I’m aff the hook!”

Iain McKenzie

Inverclyde
New Labour

Iain McKenzie did not vote in any stage of the Scotland Bill, obviously, because his term only started in 2011, after the death of David Cairns. Since Mr Cairns is no longer with us, it seems rather unfair to use his voting record as a basis for Mr McKenzie’s, and certainly it isn’t fair to judge Mr McKenzie’s record on devolution votes on account of its nonexistence. Nonetheless, I’ll list Mr Cairns’ votes for completeness’ sake:

David Cairns Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 51%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling

 

You just know he's the only man in Scotland who'd frown if he saw a saltire in the clouds.

You just know he’s the only man in North Britain Scotland whose reaction to seeing a saltire in the clouds would be to frown.

Gordon Brown

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: N/A
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Frank Roy

Motherwell and Wishaw
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

No comment. Absolutely no comment at all.

No comment. Absolutely no comment at all.

Douglas Alexander

Paisley and Renfrewshire South
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 42%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Behold the Socialist Jim Murphy, thrilled to bits at the unveiling of the Trident replacement. (Actual size)

Behold the Grand Socialist Jim Murphy, thrilled to bits at the unveiling of the Trident replacement. (Actual size)

Jim Murphy

East Renfrewshire
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 45%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Tough Constituencies

Guarantors of Devolution_Tom Greatrex

It never ceases to amaze me how uncomfortable politicians are around Greggs.

Tom Greatrex

Rutherglen and Hamilton West
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Pamela Nash

Thon jaikit.

Pamela Nash

Airdrie and Shotts
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 29%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Sandra Osborne

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 51%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Brian Donohoe

“Whee, bombs away! Pew Pew! Ratatatatatatat!”

Brian Donohoe

Central Ayrshire
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 37%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Gregg McClymont

“Remember to wrap up warm during winter. Because we can’t, you know, put energy prices down or anything, can we?”

Gregg McClymont

Cumbernauld, Kilseyth and Kirkintilloch East
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip rating: 41%
Voted against second reading he Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_David Mundell

I knew it! Proof that Tories consume blood!

David Mundell

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Conservative

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 9%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Voted against devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Michael McCann MP

Nice try, Mike, but Valentines won’t get your votes back.

Michael McCann

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 42%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

There are little things more terrifying to me than people telling me I'm on some sort of "list."

You sure are, Ms O’Donnell, you sure are.

Fiona O’Donnell

East Lothian
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Ah, but

Yes to Welfare Cap, though, that’s just fine.

Mark Lazarowicz

Edinburgh North and Leith
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 40%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Satirical comment is unpossible.

Satirical comment is unpossible.

Ian Murray

Edinburgh South
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 37%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

I can't even bear to look at the man. Why don't I replace him with Sam the Eagle? There's a comparison I'm certain is entirely original and never been done before!

I can’t even bear to look at the man. Why don’t I replace him with Sam the Eagle? There’s a comparison I’m certain is entirely original and never been done before!

Alistair Darling

Edinburgh South West
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: N/A
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliaments
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Ann McKechin

Why is it politicians always look disconcertingly happy when they’re holding a large, heavy, bludgeoning implement?

Anne McKechin

Glasgow North
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 37%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Some people just can't pull off some looks. Not this guy, though, he looks FAB.

Some people just can’t pull off some looks. Not this guy, though, he looks FAB.

John Robertson

Glasgow North West
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 46%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Gaa

God almighty, another one I can’t stand the face of. Let’s have something adorable, something no-one could ever possibly hate… How about Piglet as drawn by E.H. Shepard?

Ian Davidson

Glasgow South West
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 28%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

New Labour in Scotland's modus operandi is starting to lose some of its subtlety...

New Labour in Scotland’s modus operandi is starting to lose some of its subtlety…

Lindsay Roy

Glenrothes
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 37%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

I truly hope when the age of men has passed and giant prawns roam the earth, all that remains of Jim Hood's memory is this picture and this speech.

I truly hope when the age of men has passed and giant prawns roam the earth, all that remains of Jim Hood’s memory is this picture and this speech.

Jimmy Hood

Lanark and Hamilton East
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 42%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

He always had a vendetta against newspapers.

He always had a vendetta against newspapers.

Jim Sheridan

Paisley and Renfrewshire North
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Anyone remember when the Lib Dems were a Real Alternative?

Anyone remember when the Lib Dems were a Real Alternative?

Charles Kennedy

Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 55%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Average Constituencies

*Sigh*

*Sigh*

Sir Menzies Campbell

North East Fife
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 31%
Voted against a second reading of Scotland Bill 2012
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Unless it means putting Glasgow before the UK. Then the UK goes first.

Unless it means putting Glasgow before the UK. Then the UK goes first.

Anas Sarwar

Glasgow Central
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 51%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

"If it worked for Boris, maybe it can work for me!"

“If it worked for Boris, maybe it can work for me!”

Tom Harris

Glasgow South
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 36%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Because as we all know, MPs are vulnerable to lack of confidence.

Because as we all know, MPs are vulnerable to lack of confidence.

Cathy Jamieson

Kilmarnock and Loudoun
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 33%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Ah.

Ah.

David Hamilton

Midlothian
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Easy Constituencies

Guarantors of Devolution_Frank Doran

Oh bother, I already did a Reggie Fils-Aime joke…

Frank Doran

Aberdeen North
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 41%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Fuschia!

Fuschia!

Anne Begg

Aberdeen South
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 45%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Guarantors of Devolution_Robert Smith

Wait, another knight? And he’s also a Lib Dem? What in blazes!?!

Sir Robert Smith

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 23%
Voted against the second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Voted against devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Indeed.

Indeed.

Alan Reid

Argyll and Bute
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 9%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Voted against devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

If only we could say the same for the UK as a whole.

If only we could say the same for the UK as a whole.

Katy Clark

North Ayrshire and Arran
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: N/A
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

If there's a parallel universe where modern Scotland was Brigadoon, John Thurso would be dressed like this in all realities.

If there’s a parallel universe where modern Scotland was Brigadoon, John Thurso would be dressed like this in all realities.

John Archibald Sinclair, 3rd Viscount Thurso

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 27%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

"Oh well."

“Oh well.”

Jo Swinson

East Dunbartonshire
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 13%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Voted against devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Presuming we turn up to vote for it, of course.

Presuming we turn up to vote for it, of course.

Jim McGovern

Dundee West
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 41%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

There's a joke here about being "wilfully blind."

There’s a joke here about being “wilfully blind,” I’m sure of it.

Sheila Gilmore

Edinburgh East
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 28%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

For goodness' sake, Mr Crockart, weren't you paying attention with Mr Carmichael?

For goodness’ sake, Mr Crockart, weren’t you paying attention with Mr Carmichael?

Michael Crockart

Edinburgh West
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 9%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Voted against devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted against devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

One of the few MPs who could vote about defense and actually know what they're talking about.

One of the few MPs who could vote about defense and actually know what they’re talking about.

Eric Joyce

Falkirk
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 33%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

OH COME ON

OH COME ON

Sir Malcolm Bruce

Gordon
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 45%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Voted against requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

We really should try and figure out which MPs are which Muppet.

We really should try and figure out which MPs are which Muppet.

Danny Alexander

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Liberal Democrat

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 36%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill 2012
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Did not vote on devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Did not vote on devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Did not vote on devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Well, I disagree.

Well, I disagree.

Michael Connarty

Linlithgow and East Falkirk
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 33%
Did not vote on a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Did not vote on code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

To reiterate: it isn't an issue of New Labour shaking hands with Orangement: it's about them pretending to distance themselves from the Orange Order, THEN shaking hands with an Orangeman.

To reiterate: it isn’t an issue of New Labour shaking hands with an Orangeman: it’s about New Labour pretending to distance themselves from the Orange Order, THEN shaking hands with an Orangeman.

Graeme Morrice

Livingston
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 45%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Mugs.

Mug.

Gordon Banks

Ochil and South Perthshire
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 50%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Did not vote on devolving regulation of air weapons
Did not vote on keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Did not vote on keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Voted against devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Did not vote on allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

That's Clement Atlee in the portrait, of course. Need I say more?

That’s Clement Atlee in the portrait, of course. Need I say more?

Anne McGuire

Stirling
New Labour

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 32%
Voted against a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted against devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted against keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted against keeping responsibility for regulating health officials with the Scottish Parliament
Did not vote on devolving tax quarrying and mining
Voted against code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury
Did not vote on devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Did not vote on devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted against devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate
Voted against devolving timescales, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted for devolving food content and labeling
Voted against allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

 Beginner Constituencies

OK.

I think Stewart’s seat is… OK.

Stewart Hosie

Dundee East
SNP

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 82%
Voted for a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted for devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted for keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted for keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted for code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted for devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted for devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted for allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

You never see Mike Weir and Superman in the same room, you know.

You never see Mike Weir and Superman in the same room, you know.

Michael Weir

Angus
SNP

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 82%
Voted for a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Did not vote on requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted for devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted for keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted for keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted for code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted for devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted for devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted for allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Feminism!

Feminism? Feminism. Feminism!

Pete Wishart

Perth & North Perthshire
SNP

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 82%
Voted for a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted for devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted for keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted for keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted for code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted for devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted for devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted for allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

@AngrySalmond: This is Angus after I #telt Danny boy. #sexysocialism

@AngrySalmond: This is Angus after I #pwned that prick Dave. #sexysocialism

Angus Robertson

Moray
SNP

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 82%
Voted for a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted for devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted for keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted for keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted for code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted for devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted for devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted for allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

No comment here either.

No comment here either.

Eilidh Whiteford

Banff & Buchan
SNP

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 82%
Voted for a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted for devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted for keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted for keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted for code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted for devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted for devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted for allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

Woo!

Woo!

Angus MacNeil

Na h-Eileanan an Iar
SNP

Devolution Record
Public Whip record: 82%
Voted for a second reading of the Scotland Bill
Voted for requiring Scottish ministers to order officers to start counting within four hours of polls closing
Voted for devolving regulation of air weapons
Voted for keeping insolvency powers with the Scottish parliament
Voted for keeping responsibility for regulating health officials at the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving tax powers for quarrying and mining
Voted for code of conduct for Scottish ministers in relation to the treasury and borrowing powers
Voted for devolving the Scottish elements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Voted for devolving responsibility for railways that start and finish in Scotland
Voted for devolving elements of the Crown Estate and accountability of the Crown Estate to the Scottish parliament
Voted for devolving time powers, time zones, and British Summer Time
Voted against devolving powers over food content and labelling
Voted for allowing the Scottish government to tax companies’ profits

 

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56 thoughts on “The Devo Files

  1. RMAC says:

    The only surprising thing is the consistency of the unionists… when they actually bother to turn up, to exercise their vote to keep Scotland down

  2. mary says:

    WOW what a difference between SNP and everyone else, I ken fa I’m voting for and it isnae Frank Doran AYE
    Thanks taranaich off to share

  3. IcyMonsters says:

    This is possibly the most depressing thing I have read over the past 12 months. Thanks for your efforts, bookmarked and I will now be frequenting your site.

  4. jdman says:

    Would I be right in thinking that the sun was shining out of Douglas Alexander’s ar–, er maybe no eh?

  5. Ronnie Cowan says:

    Golden Al. Just Golden. 🙂

  6. mogabee says:

    Thanks for this, really impressive.

  7. terry says:

    Loved it!!! Great work and the photos and captions made me titter.Thanks

  8. Anas Sarwar is the only Labour MP who broke the 50% public whip record..

    What are the rest of them (Lab/Con/Lib) actually doing down in Westminster..

  9. Catherine Sleeth says:

    LOOKS TO ME LIKE LABOUR AND LIBDEMS WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANYTHING PUT FORWARD BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT EVEN IF IT IS GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY. WHAT ARE WE PAYING THESE MORONS FOR. THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO TELL US YES VOTERS TO MOVE ON. GET THEM OUT THEY ARE NOT WORKING FOR OUR PEOPLE.

  10. TONY GILMUR says:

    Looks to me as if the Non INDEPENDENCE PARTIES WERE AGREED ON JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING WE SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT HAVE. TOWING THE wESTMINSTER LINE.

  11. ruagaire says:

    depressing reading – particularly on the crown estate and the seas – well our boy, alan reid voted against everything, 100%, some achievement, he is definitely a ‘nope’ then 🙂
    and thank you for all this 🙂

  12. Morag Frame says:

    great research……what a bunch o’skunners these labour and lib dems are lets vote them out!

  13. Deirdre Smyth says:

    Brilliant. Seems to me the Red & Yellow Tories would be happier if we didn’t have any devolved government. Bet they would vote (in secret of course) to dissolve the Scottish Parliament altogether. And these are our alleged representatives.

  14. Robert Adams says:

    Looks like the SNP worked a wee bit harder than the rest.

  15. Leeanne wight says:

    This is just shocking why are we paying these people they aren’t even doing there jobs properly ??? I say get rid of all mps most are just money grabing anyway and they say people on benifits are scrounges I think it’s the NPs that are the scrounges hear

  16. Shula says:

    Why are we paying MPs not to vote …surely that’s the job description …you get paid to attend and vote …one way or they other…but you turn up and vote and represent your community. Claw back the pay from those who fail this duty I say.

  17. Elizabeth. Waugh. says:

    The labour ones appear to be a shower of lazy shits. Even worse the conservative member for Dumfriesshire ,whom it is my mighty misfortune to have as my MP. Only decent hard working ones are apparently the SNP. What did Scotland do to be made to carry so much expensive dross.

  18. Uisdean Mor says:

    Many thanks. Hate asking but since a picture paints a thousand words – is there any way this information can be captured in a single “chart” . 13 questions – yes/no/party.Thanks again

  19. Ally Gowans says:

    Sure highlights the MPs that actually work for and care about Scottish affairs. Some of the others are clearly on a gravy train to Westminster. Greatly appreciate the work that has gone into this, the expense claims would make an interesting addition!

  20. yvonne says:

    Well at least you can see the snp take their roles seriously. What the hell are the rest paid for.

  21. rkb66 says:

    Thank you for undertaking this research and posting it. Hypocrisy of Alan Reid MP, in local paper last week talking about he supports more power being devolved.

  22. Evelyn says:

    Shocking the 3 that did not vote on a single matter, why do these people think it is ok not to do the job they get paid very well for

  23. Anne jackson says:

    Wow! Interesting reading

  24. Shocking revelation many thanks for this valuable in formatiom labour MP vote for nothing that is a benifit to Scotland, I am a pensioner you have to find away to get this out to all pensioners we do not have a clue about these facts , We relied on the Daily rag, BBC news, and they do not tell us about this absolute scandal , We need to know about there expences to, most of us voted no. For what, I am told the bil for the House of Lords x commons charged to the Scottish tax payers in exsess of 100. Million pounds. If this is true let’s vote this shower of blunders of the public purse out of Office on May the 15ty May, and put this money into our NHS, Joe Sweeney.

  25. Lynas Murdoch says:

    At least Gordon Brown was consistent – like, eh, consistently never there! Yet he suddenly rises from the grave when there was a bit of “ME” publicity to be found. The biggest hypocritic of all.

    • Gerald Keogh says:

      Yes he’s been had twice before. Blair bluffed him, and Cameron, Clegg,and Milleband found him easy meat. So you could say that he is consistent.

  26. gardennat says:

    What shocked me was how many of them I had never heard of.

  27. Lollysmum says:

    Truly an eye opener, I knew Labour & Libdems were bad but not his bad! Appreciate all the work you’ve put in to research this. Very well done

  28. Alexander McLean says:

    What are these people in so called ‘New Labour’ being paid for?? Most of them either never voted or voted against?? Do they ever turn up at parliament?? Timerous Beastie (throw me another egg) Murphy, Mare grit Curren, Grandpaw Broon, Lib Dem All Mooth Campbell and their cronies really aught to donate their wages ooops salaries to charity cause they’re getting them for nothing!!!!

    • Gerald Keogh says:

      Even if they gave their salaries to charity, they can make more from expenses and flipping a house a few times.some have flipped as many as 4 times, but they claim that they are doing no wrong. HOW CAN SUCH A RULE BE ALLOWED TO BE MADE.

  29. John says:

    Tom Harris, who costs us a quarter of a million a year in wages and expenses, managed to vote on 36% of the bills, well done Tom. He also seems to have a penchant for men wearing orange sashes
    http://tomharris.org.uk/wordpress/2014/09/scotland-votes-no/

  30. Peter Toner says:

    Amazing lack of votes in some cases. How many of us would have got paid for not doing our jobs and then still been able to claim expenses on top? Get rid of the wasters!

  31. WeeJimmy says:

    Even worse than I thought they were, what shower limo bravo.

  32. Annie Craven says:

    No honesty or integrity in that lot! Interesting to note that G Brown voted on nothing! Was he on holiday the whole time? Nor was he alone, seems the bigger the name the less they did. The whole thing is a farce, get rid of all these people by voting them out in May. Come on Scotland do it this time!

  33. Diane says:

    Disgraceful….what do they get paid for? They seem to work for Westminster and against Scotland. SNP only ones who bother to vote.

  34. drew says:

    labour party will be in for a thumping at the general election next may.

  35. Tom Gibson says:

    I think their voting record should be published in their constituency during the election !!! I am an 82yr old who lives in Spain and who voted S.N.P in every election since 1979 and I was gutted at the result !!! If expats had been allowed to vote things may have been different or at least a lot closer.

  36. Bob Murray says:

    only one party for Scotland that has to be the hard working SNP VOTE SNP
    for a better Scotland

  37. Cirstaidh says:

    Get rid of these unionist for good. We need this out in the open

  38. Great information. Thanks for sharing. X

  39. Maureen McClelland says:

    What a shocking difference between SNP and everyone else. Proof if ever it was needed that unionist MPs from Scotland are interested only in serving themselves, not their constituents.

  40. Rod Robertson says:

    The only measure the Labour mob voted for coincidentally was the one item all the SNP voted against.

  41. Lorraine McBrearty says:

    hi-can you tell me if there is a reason Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling never voted once? Apart from the conclusion i have come to that they couldn’t be arsed?

    • alharron says:

      You’ve got me there Lorraine, though given Gordon Brown once referred to himself as an “ex-politician” WHILE HE WAS AN MP, it’s possible he genuinely did forget to vote on this and a great number of other votes. I’ll be going into more detail on Messrs Brown & Darling in their own dedicated posts. Watch this space!

  42. Why and who the hell votes these people into office,not ONE of them have Scotlands interest at heart, all they want is their noses into the parliamentary feeding trough,The whole lot of these PARIAHS should be given their marching orders immediately and people who work for the ordinary causes of this country should be put in their place. GET these GREEDY people out now and wipe their sickening smiles off their faces.

  43. Thank you for all the work you have put into this. Informative even for committed SNP members.

    Even on a quick scan the first question that has to be asked is “Why weren’t they there to vote on every bill that had owt to do with Scotland.”

    As for the twa “Sec.of State for Scotland” chancers – they definitely are Westminsters man in Scotland rather than Scotland’s man in Westminster.!

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