How Robert Syms voted since 2001
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- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
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Robert Syms occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank the Minister for the constructive and helpful way in which he is replying to this debate. Some of these ideas will be very well taken by my constituents, and give us something to work on.
It is a pleasure to have this debate on a matter that concerns my constituents and causes great anger and distress. I know that the Minister, who has been delayed, will be here in a moment. I have already had a conversation with him, so he is aware of these real concerns and will have no trouble responding to the debate. I represent Poole, which is a great constituency. It is mixed: it has...
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Conservative MP for Poole
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Topics of interest
- Local Government and the Regions
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Trade Unions
- Departmental Marketing
- Illegal Immigrants
- Building Regulations
Other offices held in the past
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2012)
- Member, Regulatory Reform (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
- Member, Health Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (20 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Shadow Minister (Local Government), Communities and Local Government (18 Jan 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (16 Dec 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
- Shadow Minister, Local Government Affairs & Communities (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above 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 93.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 416 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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