How Simon Burns 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 against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Simon Burns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much investment has there been in the Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street rail line by (a) project and (b) type of investment in each of the last 10 financial years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times and when rail services on the Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street line have been disrupted as a result of overrunning engineering works carried out by Network Rail in the last 12 months.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on proposed investment in the Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street rail line in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented West Chelmsford
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Members: Correspondence
- Parliamentary Questions
- 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
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- Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 97 written questions in the last year — well 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 79.66% 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") 949 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and hospitality at an approximate value of £3,640
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 20-26 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to learn more about High Speed Rail
and relations between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.
(Registered 29 October 2014)
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