How Peter Tapsell voted since 2001
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- 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 fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
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Peter Tapsell quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament
There can be few public offices with an unbroken history of over half a millennium, but the office of Clerk of the House of Commons is one of them. If Sir Robert Rogers had taken the Clerk’s traditional place at the Table at any time over the past 626 years, he would always have looked perfect for the role. I am also confident that had Sir Robert been there when King Charles I burst...
May I express to our Prime Minister my admiration for his determined opposition to the election to the presidency of the European Union of a man who is wedded to the idea of closer political and economic union, and to the freedom of movement of peoples, which would siphon huge numbers of further immigrants into this country? May I also deplore the provocative decision of the European Union to...
Is the Prime Minister aware of the growing sentiment that, as the publication of the Chilcot report has been so long delayed, the ancient but still existing power of Back Benchers to commence the procedure of impeachment should now be activated to bring Mr Tony Blair to account for allegedly misleading the House on the necessity of the invasion of Iraq in 2003?
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Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle
Entered House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election
Also represented Linsey East; Horncastle; Nottingham West
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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 18 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 52.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 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") 445 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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Bi-annual fee payment of £15,000. Hours: 60 hrs over a six-month period. (Registered 8 October 2013)
Bi-annual fee payment of £15,000. Hours: 60 hrs over a six-month period. (Registered 3 April 2014)
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