Steve Webb

MP, Thornbury and Yate

Thornbury and Yate Liberal Democrat

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How Steve Webb voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Steve Webb hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Coastal Areas 26 Nov 2014

    This specific information is not available. The Department did, however, commission an independent evaluation of the changes to Local Housing Allowance, including the extension of the shared accommodation rate. The final reports were published in July 2014 and are available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-all...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Flexible Working 26 Nov 2014

    We are unable to provide the information requested because it is not held. Employees of DWP are not required to state whether their request for flexible working is statutory or non-statutory. DWP allows all of its employees to request flexible working and considers applications individually and in line with legislation.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account 26 Nov 2014

    Discussions continue between Her Majesty’s Government and Post Office LTD regarding the future of the Post Office card account and the needs of our customers beyond March 2015, announcements will be made when these discussions reach a conclusion.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury and Yate

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Northavon

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Pensions
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Tax Credits
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Support Agency

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

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 19 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 80.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 80 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.
  • 132 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Steve Webb’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1247 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

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