Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Simon Burns voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in Chelmsford constituency in receipt of welfare and disability benefits are liable to pay council tax.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer treatments the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has (a) recommended, (b) recommended on an optimised basis and (c) not recommended in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) outpatient and (b) inpatient admission episodes with a (i) primary and (ii) secondary diagnosis of cancer, for which Welsh commissioners were responsible there were in England in each of the last ten years.
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Parliamentary Questions
- Members: Correspondence
- Special Advisers
- Ministerial Travel
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Administration Committee (16 Nov 2006 to 31 Mar 2009)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Health (6 Jul 2004 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Health Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Public Services, Health & Education (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 63 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 933 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)