John Bercow

MP, Buckingham

Buckingham Speaker

How John Bercow voted on Social Issues #

  • Generally voted for equal gay rights Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bans Show votes
  • Almost always voted against the hunting ban Show votes
  • Has never voted on allowing marriage between two people of same sex
  • Has never voted on laws to promote equality and human rights

How John Bercow voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Generally voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the Iraq war Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate John Bercow’s position on an investigation into the Iraq war. Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Has never voted on strengthening the Military Covenant

How John Bercow voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Has never voted on reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")
  • Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
  • Has never voted on making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support
  • Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
  • Has never voted on spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed

How John Bercow voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Has never voted on raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
  • Has never voted on higher taxes on plane tickets
  • Has never voted on lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles
  • Has never voted on increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions
  • Has never voted on a banker’s bonus tax
  • Has never voted on an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)
  • Has never voted on allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for

How John Bercow voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Has never voted on reducing the rate of corporation tax
  • Has never voted on measures to reduce tax avoidance
  • Has never voted on stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets

How John Bercow voted on Health #

  • Has never voted on restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS
  • Has never voted on reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients
  • Almost always voted against introducing foundation hospitals Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bans Show votes

How John Bercow voted on Education #

  • Generally voted for greater autonomy for schools Show votes
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on academy schools
  • Has never voted on ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes

How John Bercow voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament Show votes
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas
  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections
  • Has never voted on fixed periods between parliamentary elections
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly
  • Has never voted on transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament
  • Has never voted on more powers for local councils

How John Bercow voted on Home Affairs #

  • Generally voted for a stricter asylum system Show votes
  • Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests
  • Consistently voted against introducing ID cards Show votes
  • Has never voted on the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications Show votes

How John Bercow voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of gambling Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change Show votes
  • Has never voted on slowing the rise in rail fares
  • Has never voted on selling England’s state owned forests
  • Has never voted on capping civil service redundancy payments
  • Generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws Show votes
  • Generally voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail Show votes
  • Has never voted on financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods
  • Has never voted on requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases
  • Has never voted on restricting the scope of legal aid
  • Has never voted on culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis
  • Has never voted on allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions
  • Has never voted on a statutory register of lobbyists
  • Has never voted on limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases
  • Has never voted on restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents
  • Has never voted on the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

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