John Bercow

MP, Buckingham

Buckingham Speaker

How John Bercow voted on Social Issues #

  • Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bansDetails
  • Voted strongly against the hunting banDetails
  • Has never voted on allowing marriage between two people of same sexDetails
  • Has never voted on laws to promote equality and human rightsDetails

How John Bercow voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Voted moderately for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseasDetails
  • Voted very strongly for the Iraq warDetails
  • Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Has never voted on strengthening the Military CovenantDetails

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

How John Bercow voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Has never voted on raising the threshold at which people start to pay income taxDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Has never voted on higher taxes on alcoholic drinksDetails
  • Has never voted on higher taxes on plane ticketsDetails
  • Has never voted on lower taxes on fuel for motor vehiclesDetails
  • Has never voted on increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensionsDetails
  • Has never voted on a banker’s bonus taxDetails
  • Has never voted on an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)Details

How John Bercow voted on Business and the Economy #

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

How John Bercow voted on Health #

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

How John Bercow voted on Education #

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

How John Bercow voted on Constitutional Reform #

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

How John Bercow voted on Home Affairs #

  • Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
  • Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
  • Has never voted on the introduction of elected Police and Crime CommissionersDetails

How John Bercow voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of gamblingDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate changeDetails
  • Has never voted on slowing the rise in rail faresDetails
  • Has never voted on selling England’s state owned forestsDetails
  • Has never voted on capping civil service redundancy paymentsDetails
  • Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
  • Voted moderately for the privatisation of Royal MailDetails
  • Has never voted on financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methodsDetails
  • Has never voted on requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leasesDetails
  • Has never voted on restricting the scope of legal aidDetails
  • Has never voted on culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosisDetails

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