Plans to recall corrupt MPs welcome but voters must have final say

Jo has welcomed Gordon Brown’s proposal this week to pass a law enabling voters to recall errant MPs, but says it should go further to make MPs accountable to the public, not just Parliament.

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Strong performance from Bearsden Academy in debating contest

Jo judged the qualifying round of national debating competition ‘Debating Matters’ yesterday, and has praised Bearsden Academy for their excellent performance.

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Schools consultation must be extended

Jo has rejected calls for a boycott of the Council’s schools consultation but called for an extension to the consultation period.

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Jo will continue the fight to scrap care charges

Jo has responded to the Council’s failure to scrap all of their new care charges and pledged to keep fighting the charges.

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Jo opens Lenzie Flower Festival

Jo attended and gave a short speech at the Scottish Bible Society Flower Festival in Lenzie.

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Jo wins ‘Best Social Networking’ Award

Jo has been given an award for ‘Best Use of Social Networking’ at the 2009 Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year Awards.

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Liberal Democrats back Jo’s policies for ‘Real Women’

Jo is delighted that delegates at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn conference have backed her ‘Real Women’ campaign.

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My big idea to fix politics

The Guardian debate – “How can we fix politics? Is this the Liberal Democrats’ hour?” – at the 2009 Liberal Democrat Party conference will take place on Monday 21 September at 1pm at the Royal Bath Hotel, with Vincent Cable, Jo Swinson, Norman Baker and John Curtice, chaired by Simon Hoggart

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Jo raises £1,000 for Beatson Appeal

Jo and her mum finish the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon

Jo has raised more than £1,000 in sponsorship for the Beatson Pebble Appeal by running the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon.

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Paternity leave plans welcome but more action needed

Jo has welcomed plans announced by the Government this week to grant six months’ paternity leave to fathers, but said more needs to be done to allow parents to share their responsibilities.

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