Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Andrew Robathan voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very 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 strongly against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly against a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
The long-term sustainable answer for the Northern Ireland economy must be a private sector revival. There have been significant labour market improvements over the last year and private sector jobs are up by more than 10,000 from the beginning of 2012.
Actually, I have not studied the experience of Wales, although, as the hon. Gentleman will know, my family comes from his constituency. However, through the Northern Ireland Executive, we have agreed the economic pact, which understands the need to rebalance the Northern Ireland economy further towards private sector involvement and less towards public sector employment. For instance, in...
May I just say that the programme a “Game of Thrones” is made in Belfast now? I do not recommend it personally, Mr Speaker, having watched the lot. We are taking steps on the digital economy and indeed, throughout the United Kingdom, we are going for digital by default. We are very keen that more is done in Northern Ireland in terms of the use of internet and digital in general....
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Conservative MP for South Leicestershire
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Topics of interest
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Royal Navy
- Electoral Registration
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Selection Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Defence (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Defence (17 Mar 2005 to 9 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Defence), International Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
- Member, International Development Committee (to 9 Nov 2004)
- Commons Liaison With the Lords, Parliament (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 14 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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 48 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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") 780 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)