Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Steve Webb voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- 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 for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Figures from the Prudential Regulation Authority show that over 1 million people are adult members of credit unions. The DWP Credit Union Expansion Project contract began in May 2013. We are taking steps to help build the capacity and capability of the sector, by developing and introducing to credit unions an automated decision-making tool, encouraging participating credit unions to review...
As announced in the autumn statement discretionary housing payment (DHP) funding will actually be increased by £40 million in 2014-15 to £165 million. The increase in DHP for 2014-15 is relative to the previously announced Government allocation for 2014-15 of £125 million. This gives local authorities the confidence they need to make longer-term awards for people with on-going...
The Department has commissioned an independent two year evaluation to monitor the effects of the removal of the spare room subsidy, including the use of discretionary housing payments. The final report will be published in 2015. In addition the Department is collating and publishing information about the use of discretionary housing payments by local authorities in Great Britain twice yearly....
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Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury and Yate
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Benefit Fraud
- Tax Credits
- Pension Credit
- Child Support Agency
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Energy and Climate Change (7 Oct 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (20 Dec 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
- Chair of the Election Manifesto Group, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (27 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Health (1 Jun 2005 to 19 Dec 2006)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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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 — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 82.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 52 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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") 1178 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)