Adrian Sanders

MP, Torbay

Torbay Liberal Democrat

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How Adrian Sanders voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Adrian Sanders quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Diabetes
  • Tourism
  • Correspondence
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Departmental Food

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs
  • Member, Transport Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Jan 2013)
  • Deputy Chief Whip (6 Mar 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Selection Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 May 2006 to 5 Feb 2008)
  • Deputy Whip (21 Mar 2006 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Tourism), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 177 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 200 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes for completing opinion polls.  Address:  ComRes, 4 Millbank, London:
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 16 September 2013)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 26 November 2013)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 22 January 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 13 March 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 12 May 2014)
Payment of £80 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion poll. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Payments from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, for completing opinion polls:
Received payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr 5 mins. Fee donated to my constituency party. (Registered 29 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 166 Chaussée de la Hulpe, B-1170 Brussels, Belgium
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air fare, hotel accommodation and congress registration, to a total of approx £3,000
Destination of visit: Melbourne, Australia
Date of visit: 30 November to 4 December 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at the Global Parliamentary Forum for Diabetes on 1 and 2 December, and to attend and speak at the International Diabetes Congress on 3 and 4 December 2013
(Registered 17 December 2013)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Paignton, from which rental income is derived.

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