John Bercow

MP, Buckingham

Buckingham Speaker

How John Bercow voted on Social Issues #

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

How John Bercow voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Voted moderately for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas Source
  • Voted very strongly for the Iraq war Source
  • Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Has never voted on strengthening the Military Covenant Source

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") Source
  • Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • 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 Source
  • Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Has never voted on spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Source

How John Bercow voted on Taxation and Employment #

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

How John Bercow voted on Business and the Economy #

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

How John Bercow voted on Health #

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

How John Bercow voted on Education #

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

How John Bercow voted on Constitutional Reform #

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

How John Bercow voted on Home Affairs #

  • Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system Source
  • Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests Source
  • Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards Source
  • Has never voted on the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners Source
  • Voted moderately against requiring the mass retention of information about communications Source

How John Bercow voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

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

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