From 2010 to 2015, Swinson voted alongside the Tories on numerous anti-environmental measures, including:
Swinson also repeatedly voted alongside the Tories in implementing devastating cuts to public services and vital welfare benefits, including:
Swinson’s voting record regarding education and younger people is little better:
Furthermore, despite describing herself as a ‘progressive’, Swinson’s voting record often seems to favour the rich and powerful, having voted against a banker’s bonus tax, against the mansion tax, in favour of reducing corporation tax, and has spoken in glowing terms of zero hour contracts.
The new Lib Dem leader also appears to be in favour of further privatisaton, having voted in favour of the now widely-lambasted decision to sell off the Royal Mail.
Voted for raising the rate of VAT to 20% in 2011; and against plans to reduce it to 17.5% in 2013.