How Adrian Sanders voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Adrian Sanders quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament
There are over 3 million people with diabetes in this country, and today Diabetes UK has published its state of the nation report. It calls for education to help people prevent type 2 diabetes; education so that people know when to approach their general practitioner with symptoms of type 1 or type 2; and education of people with the condition so that they can self-manage and take pressure...
I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southport (John Pugh) on securing this debate. To add to what he said, an important factor for coastal communities is their geography. They are 180° communities; they can only draw on the 180° market behind them. They are peripheral to the main centres of population. They can be end-of-the-line towns that have to create something for...
There is a case for looking at the VAT rates in comparison to those in Europe. A competitive advantage is given to some European countries, and the Government need to look seriously at that. Coastal communities have a great future. Most of them are in beautiful environments, and that can attract people to live and work there. They are areas that lend themselves to cultural activities and to...
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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
- Culture Media and Sport
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 166 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.40% 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.
- 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Adrian Sanders’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 201 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 17 June 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 5 August 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 8 October 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 27 October 2014)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 2 December 2014)
Payments from YouGov
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Received payment of £80. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 June 2014)
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)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Paignton, from which rental income is derived.
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