Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament
How Richard Shepherd voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly against the hunting banDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his contribution on 19 November 2013 on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, what meetings he has had with officials to determine a suitable test case; what time limit he has set for his Department to identify a suitable test case; and when he intends to report to Parliament on progress made.
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Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Electoral Commission Committee
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- North Sea Camp Prison
- Sexual Health
- Departmental NDPBs
- Multi-Agency Public Protection
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Corruption Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 54.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 109 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Shepherd’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 578 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)