Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Heath voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Over the past few months in Somerset, we have had a deluge of press, media and film cameras, which has now ebbed and receded and is now barely a trickle, but the floods are still with us. This week, we will have produced the local strategy, which shows that long-term local management of the rivers cannot be met within the constraints of local government finance. Will the Prime Minister commit...
The Minister should be aware that making such an announcement in the autumn statement, and it including the Sparkford to Ilchester stretch of the A303, will enable me to retire a happy man.
The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right that we need the Government to commit to a strategic plan for the whole A303 corridor. What part is done first depends on how quickly things can be worked up, how long the regulatory and planning processes take and all the rest of it. We know that some bits will be difficult and some bits will be easy, but we want the Government to commit to a...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Somerton and Frome
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departments: Advertising
- Post-Mortems: Children
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Leader of the House (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Justice Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice (4 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Cabinet Office (10 Jan 2007 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons & Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, Cabinet Office (21 Mar 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (Also Shadow Leader of the House of Commons), Constitutional Affairs (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (Also Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs) (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 4 May 2006)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs & Shadow Leader of the House, Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jun 2005 to 19 Oct 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Science, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Constitutional Affairs), Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Home Affairs), Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
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- Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 84.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 32 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1785 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)