Alan Beith

Berwick-upon-Tweed Liberal Democrat

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How Alan Beith voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Alan Beith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    I was referring to the remarks of the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg), who used the rather tired saying that it is better for 100 individuals to go free than for one innocent man to be convicted. My argument is that it would not be acceptable for 100 people to go free because we do not have the European arrest warrant, but we should also ensure that innocent people are...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    I must first explain to the House that I had to leave during the middle of this debate, after the opening speeches, to speak in a discussion upstairs about a statutory instrument that directly affects my constituency. I have the pleasure of following the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg). It is a pleasure because of his eloquence, but eloquence and judgment do not always...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    It is quite early to give way, but very well.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Unpaid Advisers
  • Correspondence
  • 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 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 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 78.22% 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") 2138 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

11. Miscellaneous
Chairman of the Historic Chapels Trust.

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