How Andrew Robathan voted since 2001
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Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT 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 for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Andrew Robathan hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
So am I, if I may say so. My hon. Friend is giving an excellent analysis of the situation. At the NATO summit, Britain was at the forefront of demanding that all NATO countries use 2% of GDP for defence spending. I absolutely support the Prime Minister on this. We want to spend 2% of GDP. Personally, I would rather go further and spend more.
With reference to the recent Francis report, if he will investigate (a) the case of Meirion Thomas at the Royal Marsden hospital and (b) cases where staff have been disciplined or required to sign confidentiality agreements.
I am glad to hear that, and I note that the Secretary of State has had dealings with Professor Thomas. However, I think it is very important that this is looked at closely in the light of the Francis report. If it is the case, as is said in media reports, that Professor Thomas has been forced to sign a confidentiality agreement—a so-called gagging order—I think that is disgraceful...
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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
Currently held offices
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
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, Administration Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Member, Selection Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Dec 2005 to 12 Jul 2007)
- Member, Committee of Selection (14 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 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)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Member, International Development Committee (to 9 Nov 2004)
- Commons Liaison With the Lords, Parliament (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)
- Member, International Development Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2004)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (1 Jun 2003 to 30 Oct 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 19 Nov 2002)
- Member, Employment (27 Apr 1992 to 19 Apr 1994)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- 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 69.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 52 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") 809 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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