Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Don Foster voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
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...
I have today published the summary of consultation responses and next steps on making it easier to set up new town and parish councils. Although there are almost 10,000 parish councils in England, only a handful are to be found in urban areas. So, while around 90% of the country is covered by parishes geographically, only around a third of the population is represented by one. Parish councils...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Bath
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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
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 Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, and Olympics (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 8 Jan 2009)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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?)