Adrian Sanders

Former MP, Torbay

Torbay Liberal Democrat

A selection of Adrian Sanders's votes

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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Torbay (Economic Support) 18 Mar 2015

    The Minister has spoken a lot about peripheral funds. Sadly, Brixham and Whiterock are not in my constituency, but they are important to my constituents because many of them work there and there is a lot of interaction. She has not, however, addressed local government funding—the bread and butter, core funding for the area—which has gone down by 11%, 4%, 5%, 10% and, in the last...
  • Torbay (Economic Support) 18 Mar 2015

    I think this may be the first time that I have served under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. It is a pleasure to do so. My speech today is not going to be a big whinge about what has gone wrong. In fact, I am going to praise the Government for many of the things that have happened, but I do want to talk a little about some of the problems facing my constituency that are not unique to it but shared...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — 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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (7 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Transport Committee (21 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (2 May 2006 to 4 Feb 2008)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (18 Apr 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Mar 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (10 Nov 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Adrian Sanders’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 74 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.38% 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.
  • 68 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 202 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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 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)
Received payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 24 February 2015)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion polls:
Received payment of £80. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 June 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 towards the Mayoral, Council and General Election campaigns
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 20 January 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The Qatari Foundation
Address of donor: P.O. Box 5825 Doha, Qatar
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and some meals at an estimated value of £2,500
Destination of visit: Doha
Date of visit: 18-18 February 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend the World Innovation in Health Summit.
(Registered 2 March 2015)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Paignton, from which rental income was derived until October 2014. (Updated 2 March 2015)

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