How Richard Shepherd voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Richard Shepherd quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations were made to the Government on the constitutional propriety of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule introduced by the Finance Act 2013 (a) in relation to whether the Rule seeks to make citizens responsible for shortcomings of the legislative process, (b) in relation to whether the Rule requires the courts to give effect to interpretations...
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the use of subordinate legislation to amend primary legislation; and if he will propose arrangements to restrict such powers to cases of necessity.
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements are in place for Parliamentary Counsel to refer to the Law Officers proposals for legislation which appear to Parliamentary Counsel to be compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights but objectionable on fundamental grounds of fairness or legislative propriety.
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Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills
Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Cabinet Office
- Electoral Commission Committee
- Work and Pensions
- Legislative Drafting
- North Sea Camp Prison
- Sexual Health
- Departmental NDPBs
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Apr 2014)
- Member, Draft Corruption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Mar 2003 to 31 Jul 2003)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (30 Jul 1997 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 1 Feb 2000)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (20 Jul 1982 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (3 Mar 1980 to 8 Mar 1982)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
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 10 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 54.40% 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") 584 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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