Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Alan Beith voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I took part in the framing of the sentencing guidelines and hope that they will provide strong guidance if the matter comes to court. The Minister has referred to the recent decision to take enforcement action. Will he deal later in his remarks with the extraordinarily long period of inaction between 2011 and 2013?
I would like to be sure of two things from the Minister. First, does he believe that an atmosphere was created in which the agency did not feel that it could or should use its powers, and that that was perhaps contributed to by inappropriate political pressures such as those I have described? Secondly, is he prepared to talk further with the Environment Agency about how we can avoid a...
The story I have to put to the Minister this afternoon is one of gross disregard for the environment and for my constituents, inadequate regulation by the Environment Agency, and deplorable political pressure on the authorities not to act to protect my constituents. In raising this issue, I want to thank my hon. Friend the Minister and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for the personal...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Unpaid Advisers
- Parliamentary Advisers
- Project Sponsorship
- Departmental Report
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 63 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 23 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 78.02% 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") 2133 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)