How Andrew Robathan voted since 2001
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Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Andrew Robathan hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The hon. Gentleman knows that I agree with him, but let me correct one point. I was not basing anything I said on privileged information. I want to make that correction for the House—and for the Government, in case they pursue me late at night.
I’m not dead yet. [Laughter.]
It is customary to say at the start of a speech that it will be short and not detain the House too long. I shall try very hard to achieve that, and ask my hon. Friend the Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Damian Collins), who is on my right, to start coughing very loudly or even to kick me once or twice at the 10-minute point. I agree with almost everything in the contribution of the right...
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Conservative MP for South Leicestershire
Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Blaby
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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, Northern Ireland Office (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- 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 23 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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 49 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") 798 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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