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 moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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: Employment: Older People 21 Nov 2014

    The UK was represented by DWP officials at an event held in Brussels on ‘delivering longer working lives and higher retirement ages’ organised by the EU and the OECD on 12-13 November. The focus of the event was around: i. The Review of present State of retirement affairs across EU 28 - new challenges for labour market and social policies from the early exit routes and the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 20 Nov 2014

    The number of calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service in each month from May 2014 is available in the table below. Month Number of Calls May-14 27,605 Jun-14 29,290 Jul-14 29,810 Aug-14 27,000 Notes: - Data Sourced from CMO Monthly MI Service Pack - Data rounded to nearest 5
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Cold Weather Payments: Scotland 20 Nov 2014

    The Cold Weather Payment scheme is administered at weather station level rather than any other standard GB geography such as postcode level. The coverage area for each weather station is determined by the Met Office which assesses the most appropriate weather station for each postcode area, which may change between years. Cold weather payments are triggered when the average temperature has...

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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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More about this

  • 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 81.11% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1231 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

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