Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Keith Simpson voted on key issues since 2001
- 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 introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I first congratulate both Front Benchers on their moving and informative speeches? We are all the sons and daughters of history. I am conscious of the fact that 99 years ago today, on 7 November 1914, the old British Army with the Territorials was dying, literally, in the area of Ypres in Belgium. Both my grandfathers were there—both...
I am sorry. I will make sure that the officials in Parliament take note of that. That is an important aspect, because large numbers of MPs and peers, and their children, were killed or badly wounded in the first world war and we commemorate them. Let us remember that both Asquith and Bonar Law, the leaders of the two major parties, lost sons in the first world war. It was not an academic war...
To ask the honourable Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what plans the Church of England has to commemorate the First World War and the role of military chaplains.
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations
- Sudan: Peace Negotiations
Other offices held in the past
- - Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (20 May 2005 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Defence (17 Mar 2005 to 9 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question 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 75.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 271 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)