How Clive Betts voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Clive Betts hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am delighted to present the Committee’s report and I thank in particular our Committee specialist, Kevin Maddison, and specialist adviser, Kelvin MacDonald, whose hard work and expertise have made a major contribution to the report. As has been customary with reports from the Committee, this report was agreed unanimously. Three years ago this week we published our report on the draft...
The hon. Gentleman is right that local plans are at the heart of this. We set out a number of ways in which the process could be improved and simplified. At the Planning Inspectorate, we were shown boxes of documents just for one local plan in one area. It has all got a bit too complicated. He is right about neighbourhood plans. They are a success where they have been put in place, but there...
Assessment of housing need is problematic, and the evidence we received was that often local authorities would work for a long time on it, only for the Planning Inspectorate to arrive at the end of the process, decide that its methodology and conclusions were different and then send the local authorities back to the drawing board. We think that the Planning Inspectorate could work more...
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Labour MP for Sheffield South East
Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe
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Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Buildings
- Local Government Finance
- Social Rented Housing
- Housing: Older People
Currently held offices
- Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (13 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jun 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 28 Jun 2006)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (to 11 Jun 2004)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 495 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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