Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Lidington voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and 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
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not received representations from the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on the country's political and security situation. UK Ministers and senior officials continue to urge BiH's leaders to implement the reforms needed to break the current political stalemate. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend...
I attended the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council called to discuss Ukraine on 3 March in Brussels, chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland. Commissioners Füle (enlargement) was also in attendance. A provisional report of the meeting and conclusions adopted can be found at:...
UK officials and Ministers frequently raise the issue of British sovereignty over the territorial waters with their Spanish counterparts. Construction of the mole/sea wall and Alcaidesa marina in La Linea are historical fact. The mole was completed in the 1980s and marina in 2008. We have made our position on sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters clear to the Government of...
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Conservative MP for Aylesbury
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Customs and Excise
- RAF Halton
- Climate Change Levy
Other offices held in the past
- - Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland (20 May 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 57.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 21–22 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") 975 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)