How Richard Shepherd voted since 2001
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- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
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Richard Shepherd quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament
I have been in this House for seven Parliaments. Each has seemed to have a different character, but there has been one consistent thread across all that time: the integration within European processes. That has had support on high days, on holidays and in opposition. I see it as a fundamental task of the House of Commons to challenge perceived wisdoms and reflect the responsibilities and...
I will not trade remarks on this matter. I was also born in Scotland, and I am deprived of a vote on something that affects my cousins and my relatives. This has been a Union for 300 years, and we have been united by the sentiments of those people. Not so very long ago—70 years—the Scots, the English, the Welsh and those from Northern Ireland stood together against the greatest...
I am greatly concerned about this measure, and I will just make some observations. The Minister referred to the power that the Home Secretary used to have in relation to something being not conducive to the public good. Its removal created a real difficulty for Governments, but my concern is not the difficulty for Governments; my concern is for the British common law system. This is not about...
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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) (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Apr 2014)
- 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 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 5 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 56.54% 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.
- 110 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Shepherd’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 581 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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