How Peter Bottomley voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Peter Bottomley sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament
One question that has not been raised this evening, but was raised in the House of Lords, where the Archbishop of Canterbury’s answer was delphic, is whether the archbishops will consecrate other bishops when they are physically able to do so or whether they will opt out.
May I briefly say that in my 39 years in Parliament, I have shared in part the pain of many good women who could have made the Church even better if they had been able to be ordained as priests and not just as deacons earlier, and if they had been ordained as bishops long before the present time? Too often we have walked in sympathy with the parishes and the people who have found that...
I agree with that; it is one of the reasons why people are concerned that excluding the Church of England from the Equality Act 2010 may make it possible for the Church to go in for more discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or with regard to the remarriage of divorced people. That works both ways. I want to end this speech, which is briefer than I wanted, with the words of a woman who...
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Conservative MP for Worthing West
Entered House of Commons on 26 June 1975 — unknown
Also represented Eltham; Greenwich Woolwich West
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- House of Commons
- Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
- Krishna Maharaj
- Pedestrian Protection
- NHS: Ict
- National Black Police Association/Superintendent Dizaei
Currently held offices
- Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 28 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 1448 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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