How Don Foster voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Don Foster hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
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As set out in Budget 2013, the Government remains committed to implementing zero carbon homes from 2016. A further strengthening of the energy efficiency requirements in Building Regulations was announced in a written ministerial statement on 30 July 2013, Official Report, columns 165-66WS. A consultation seeking views on the next steps to zero carbon homes including a flexible way to help...
It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Pendle (Andrew Stephenson) on securing the debate, on the forceful way he has drawn the Government’s attention to the concerns in his area and on his success in his lobbying endeavours to date. I understand the challenges that he has raised and I will address them as best I...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Bath
Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Local Government and the Regions
- Home Department
- Olympic Games
- Olympic Games 2012
- Rail Safety
- Sports: Finance
Currently held offices
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (since 7 Oct 2013)
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (15 Nov 1995 to 29 Mar 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1995)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below 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 81.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 835 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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