Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Owen Paterson voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Following a commitment made in June 2013, I have today launched a consultation on a proposed national pollinator strategy to safeguard the future of pollinators and pollination services. Bees and other insect pollinators play an essential role in our food production and in the diversity of our environment. They face a wide range of environmental pressures, such as habitat loss, pests and...
Since the start of December we have experienced serious flooding from the sea, rivers, and from groundwater. It has officially been the wettest winter on record. These extreme conditions have led to the flooding of about 7,000 properties across England. I want to express my deepest sympathy for all those who have been affected and thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to deal with the...
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and I will represent the UK at the European Environment Council meeting in Brussels on 3 March. Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, and Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food in the Welsh Government, will also attend. Following the adoption of the...
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Conservative MP for North Shropshire
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Badgers/Bovine TB
- Bovine TB
- Avian Influenza
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Transport (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment & Transport (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 9 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 10 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 49.90% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 587 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)