Mr John Burnett

Former MP, Torridge and West Devon

Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrat

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How Mr John Burnett voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Mr John Burnett sometimes rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill: Clause 13 — Exercise of Commissioners' Functions by Officers 6 Apr 2005

    We have had long discussions about taxpayer confidentiality, and the provisions in the Bill contain some useful protections in that regard. We share the desire of the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) and other Conservative Members to see the oath retained. I have asked Inland Revenue employees about the oath, which not only buttresses taxpayer confidentiality, but strengthens the...
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 — Rates of Tobacco Products Duty 6 Apr 2005

    I was hoping to speak when we reached stamp duty land tax, but perhaps I have an opportunity to say a few words now. We have in the House, though unfortunately not for much longer, the world's greatest living expert on stamp duty land tax—the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He took the brief at the last minute and, as usual, he acquitted himself with great style and verve. He is...
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 — Rates of Tobacco Products Duty 6 Apr 2005

    I am grateful: I believe that the smuggling involved cigarettes as well as liquor, but I could be wrong and stand to be corrected. I shall give Ministers ample advance warning—about a minute—that I hope to hear what they have done in respect of the Butterfield report and its recommendations. We cannot allow any recurrence of this sort of fraud when hundreds of millions of pounds...

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Torridge and West Devon

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left Parliament on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (to 10 Jan 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Solicitor General, Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

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More about this

  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 53.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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