Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Clive Betts voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
It is a pleasure to speak about the report on the private rented sector by the Communities and Local Government Committee—its first report of the 2013-14 Session. The report was produced through the Committee taking formal evidence in a number of sittings. Some of those featured more informal discussions and some involved landlords and tenants together, which was interesting. There was...
I will, of course, give way to the hon. Gentleman, who is a member of the Select Committee.
The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right and I thank him for putting that clearly on the record. That is exactly what the Committee agreed. Some of the changes will be incremental and there will be opportunities for either this or a future Government to come back and look at the totality of regulation and legislation, which I think would be helpful for everyone involved. On raising awareness,...
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Labour MP for Sheffield South East
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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
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 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — 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 75.30% 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") 481 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All payments are donated directly to my constituency
20 December 2012, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2013)
3 January 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2013)
26 February 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2013)
13 May 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2013)
17 May 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2013)
7 October 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 7 October 2013)
Payment of £100 from Leftfield, 51 Clink Street Studios, Clink St, London SE1 9DG, for completing survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2013)
8. Land and Property
One residential property in London, for which rental income is received.
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