How Robert Syms voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Robert Syms occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank the Opposition for affording us the opportunity to laud the success of the Government’s economic policy. I do not think we debate economics and how the economy is doing enough, and this is a useful opportunity. The trick in running an economy is to ensure, as the world economy goes up and down, that the downs are small and the ups are large. We had the biggest downturn in our...
I am sorry, Mr Deputy Speaker. I have not been in the Chamber for a while, as I have been on a Bill Committee. We have a coalition that has set out a firm framework for managing the economy and a long-term economic plan. The result is that we have pretty good employment figures, but we all know that many of those jobs are low paid. That is the start of a recovery. The main benefit of people...
I had better not, because time is limited. The British economy will benefit from that confidence. I look forward to hearing the Minister’s reply. There is a good story to tell, but we are only part of the way there. There is more to do, and certainly more to do for the many of our constituents who have been hurting over recent years. That is the consequence of a pretty big downturn and...
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Conservative MP for Poole
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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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
Currently held offices
- Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee
- Member, Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 8 Dec 2014)
- 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 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 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 91.82% 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") 426 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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