Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament
How Peter Tapsell voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
May I put it to the Foreign Secretary that Brussels is partly to blame for this Ukrainian crisis? If the already over-enlarged European Union is going to continue to try to extend its borders towards Mongolia, we will indeed finish up with a third world war. Every Russian knows that the capture of Crimea and Sevastopol was the greatest achievement of Catherine the Great—that is why she...
May I add to the answer to the spontaneous question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh)? It is difficult for the present generation to realise how close our relationships with India still were at that time. My father and grandfather were both born in India, and I knew Indira Gandhi very well. I visited her a fortnight before she was assassinated at her...
If it is safe to assume that these Russian warships were not planning to bombard Mr Salmond, may we assume that they were there to establish the unimpeded rights of Russia to exploit oil in the Arctic? If so, will we have reciprocal rights to look for oil in the Russian Arctic?
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Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Prime Minister
- Crimes of Violence: Lincolnshire
- Army: Afghanistan
- Pension Schemes
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 52.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 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") 442 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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