How Alan Beith voted since 2001
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Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Alan Beith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am very glad of the opportunity to say a brief word about how the north-east of England is affected in these circumstances. The first thing to be said about the north-east of England is that there was a real and palpable sense of relief when the result of the vote came through. That was particularly true in Berwick, where I live. I can walk to the border in a short time. That sense of...
I want to make some progress. The right hon. Gentleman may want to intervene later. The second issue that concerns people in the north-east is about the further devolving of power. That region rejected the setting up of a north-east assembly and it will be some years before we go back to that possibility, but that has not dimmed the feeling that too many decisions are taken in London and that...
The north-east of England is not protected within that England formula. That is the point that I was making. I do indeed understand the Barnett formula, having been aware of it for many years and since Joel Barnett introduced it. Let me return to devolving power. The likely vehicle for devolving power is the combined authority, the local enterprise partnership or some combination of the two....
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Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed
Entered House of Commons on 8 November 1973 — unknown
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Unpaid Advisers
- Parliamentary Advisers
- Project Sponsorship
- Departmental Report
Currently held offices
- Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
- Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (3 Dec 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Justice Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Justice Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 15 Nov 2007)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (17 Oct 2006 to 3 Dec 2008)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 12 Oct 2006)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 25 Nov 2008)
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Constitutional Affairs Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jul 2005)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Constitutional Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 77.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2148 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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