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Christine Jardine

Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

(since September 2020)

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (31 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Victoria Atkins (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (25 debate interactions) View debates with Victoria Atkins John Bercow (Speaker) (21 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Edinburgh West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 4 months ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign

194,336
Petition Closed

Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Gov Responded - 30 Jan 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
16 Jul 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

The Brexit process has been a failure. At the end of two years, our ruling party is bitterly divided, the main opposition not a viable replacement for it, and the deal we have negotiated is almost universally opposed.
No one voted for this to happen.

6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
20 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

143,390
Petition Closed

Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission

Gov Responded - 23 Oct 2018 Debated on - 7 Jan 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
21 Mar 2019
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

Genuine leaders' debates took place in 2010, but in the next two elections didn't happen. Amend election law to make party leaders take part in a televised debate.

110,136
Petition Closed

If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

Gov Responded - 1 Oct 2018 Debated on - 19 Nov 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
18 Nov 2018
closed 2 years, 2 months ago

If there is no agreement by the deadline for reaching agreement with the EU during the talks then brexit should be stopped as leaving with no deal will be very bad for businesses and for the Irish border issue and for EU citizens living here.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

141,835
Petition Closed

Leave the EU immediately

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 22 Jan 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
14 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

The Government should walk away from the Article 50 negotiations and leave the EU immediately with no deal. The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite. Why wait another 18 months when we could leave right away and fully take back control of our country, lawmaking powers and borders?

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

Gov Responded - 12 Oct 2017 Debated on - 15 Jan 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new tax-free childcare. The voucher schemes should be kept open alongside tax-free childcare to give parents a genuine choice for the support that best suits their family.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

The TV Licence is no longer fit for purpose and should be abolished. It is unfair that one should hold one to watch Freeview channels or indeed subscription TV. The BBC should look at alternative methods of funding particularly as it is commonly felt there is a high level of bias.


Most recent EDMs signed by Christine Jardine

Date Tabled Title Signatures
14 Sep 2020
Christine Jardine signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 8th October 2020

125th anniversary of Confederation of Indian Industry

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House congratulates the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as it marks its 125th year in shaping India's development journey; notes that this year, more than ever before, the CII will continue to proactively transform Indian industry's role in nation building not only in India but in the UK …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
6 Oct 2020
Christine Jardine signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th October 2020

Justice for Osime Brown

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House acknowledges 21-year-old Osime Brown's autism and the behavioural challenges that come with it; further acknowledges the Home Office's plans to deport Osime to Jamaica where he has not lived since he was four years old and has never returned to; notes Osime's mother's words that if they …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 5
Alliance: 1
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Commons initiatives

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7 Bills introduced by Christine Jardine


A Bill to guarantee the immigration rights of EU, EEA EFTA and Swiss citizens resident in the United Kingdom; to require the Government to provide such persons with physical proof of those rights; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to make non-gender-specific passports available to non-gendered, non-binary and other people who do not identify as, or exclusively as, male or female.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to grant indefinite leave to remain to health and social care staff; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 1st September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to prohibit the differential pricing of products and services that are substantially similar other than being intended for, or marketed to, a particular gender; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 12th March 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 7
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for certain asylum seekers to be granted permission to work; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 10th January 2019

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to prohibit the differential pricing of products and services that are substantially similar other than being intended for, or marketed to, a particular gender; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to provide for the renaming of the House of Lords as the House of Peers.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 8th March 2018

101 Written Questions

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Asylum Asylum Asylum Detention Centres: Risk Assessment Refugees: Children Immigrants: Finance Immigrants: Finance Immigrants: Finance Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol: Finance Interpol: Finance Interpol Interpol Interpol Domestic Violence Refugees: Kurds Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre Migrant Workers: EEA Nationals Asylum: Females Culture and Sports: Coronavirus Gaming Machines Broadcasting Viacom International Media Networks and Viceland Nuisance Calls Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Ofcom: International Cooperation Radio Frequencies Gaming Machines Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses Disability: Coronavirus Universal Credit Universal Credit Universal Credit State Retirement Pensions: Females State Retirement Pensions: Females Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease State Retirement Pensions: Females Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services Insulin Insulin Blood: Contamination Blood: Contamination Abortion: Northern Ireland Duty Free Allowances: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services Solar Power: VAT Customs Spirits: Excise Duties Spirits: Excise Duties Spirits: Excise Duties Whisky: Scotland