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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Steve Webb hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pensions (Auto-enrolment) 1 Sep 2014

    As part of our strategy to ensure value for money in pension savings, we announced earlier this year that we would protect members of pension schemes used for automatic enrolment by introducing a default fund cap of 0.75% from April 2015. We will shortly publish more details on the implementation of the charges measures.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pensions (Auto-enrolment) 1 Sep 2014

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his supportive comments. Focusing on automatic enrolment, I am pleased to tell him that we aim to protect as many members of automatic enrolment qualifying schemes as possible, regardless of when they started contributing. From April 2015, the cap will therefore apply both to members of schemes newly set up for automatic enrolment and existing qualifying...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pensions (Auto-enrolment) 1 Sep 2014

    The hon. Gentleman raises an important point. A review of legacy pension schemes is under way, under the auspices of the Association of British Insurers, and the issue of excessive exit fees is part of it. In most cases, the terms of schemes will allow people to access their budget flexibilities, but there may be some where the contract and scheme rules impose a charge, and that is a contract...

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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

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 81.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 69 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") 1219 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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