John Bercow

MP, Buckingham

Buckingham Speaker

How John Bercow voted on Social Issues #

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

How John Bercow voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

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

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

How John Bercow voted on Taxation and Employment #

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

How John Bercow voted on Business and the Economy #

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

How John Bercow voted on Health #

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

How John Bercow voted on Education #

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

How John Bercow voted on Constitutional Reform #

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

How John Bercow voted on Home Affairs #

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

How John Bercow voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

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

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