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Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Nick Harvey voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Culture Media and Sport, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Armed Forces: Housing, Afghanistan, Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations, Golden Jubilee, Trident
(based on written questions asked by Nick Harvey and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Defence Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 14)
- Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Licensing Bill Committee (14 out of 17)
- Communications Bill Committee (24 out of 25)
- Office of Communications Bill Committee (5 out of 8)
- Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Roaccutane (3 Dec 2013)
“I sense that my hon. Friend is reaching his peroration. He has offered us reassurance that the drug is used only under the auspices of specialist doctors and, apparently, only in severe cases, although my constituent’s was a mild case. Is he minded to take any further action at all, because as yet he has not suggested anything?”
- Roaccutane (3 Dec 2013)
“It is good, Mr Streeter, to have the opportunity to debate this topic this afternoon. I have been aware of the issue for a long time. Roaccutane raises a lot of understandable passion among those who are directly affected. It is a form of the drug isotretinoin, used to treat severe acne and manufactured by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche. It was licensed for use in the UK 30 years ago, in...”
- Roaccutane (3 Dec 2013)
“My hon. Friend makes an important point. The point when people are at the greatest risk can be as long as six months after taking the drug. In the case of John Medland, the impact was swift and profound, but in other cases, it has occurred some time later.”
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- Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 29 written questions in the last year — 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 65.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 569 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£22,130 (187th)||£23,036 (181st)||£22,103 (198th)||£21,623||£20,901 (joint 189th with 5 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,718 (joint 250th with 2 others)||£15,944 (188th)|
|Office running costs||£19,327 (252nd)||£21,278 (155th)||£20,443 (290th)||£19,979||£19,145 (201st)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,380 (337th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,116 (162nd)||£90,449 (199th)||£87,128 (187th)||£84,024||£70,296 (353rd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,568 (239th)||£52,408 (113th)|
|Communications Allowance||£12,476 (70th)||£9,834 (179th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,571 (176th)1||£10,196 (213th)2||£9,315 (254th)||£7,818||£13,564 (194th)||£13,394 (199th)||£12,403 (225th)||£10,539 (191st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,064 (77th)||£837 (132nd)||£497 (222nd)||£1,459||£1,354 (137th)||£121 (407th)||£1,564 (87th)||£627 (211th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£357 (232nd)||£210 (294th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£8 (118th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,294 (336th)||£952 (joint 241st with 1 other)||£1,158 (234th)||£612||£792 (365th)||£845 (joint 331st with 2 others)||£1,215 (joint 245th with 1 other)||£276 (622nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,318 (joint 323rd with 1 other)||£3,914 (206th)||£2,481||£2,495 (joint 328th with 1 other)||£3,122 (251st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,374 (joint 89th with 1 other)||£1,209 (joint 97th with 16 others)||£1,029||£1,954 (joint 180th with 3 others)||£1,954 (joint 175th with 3 others)||£1,954 (joint 173rd with 3 others)||£1,851 (348th)|
|Total||£169,334 (82nd)||£160,492 (92nd)||£145,767 (160th)||£139,025||£130,501 (179th)||£126,591 (176th)||£120,656 (153rd)||£97,025 (133rd)|