John Whittingdale

MP, Maldon

Maldon Conservative

How John Whittingdale voted on Social Issues #

  • Almost always voted against equal gay rights Show votes
  • Generally voted against smoking bans Show votes
  • Almost always voted against the hunting ban Show votes
  • Consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex Show votes
  • Generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights Show votes
  • Generally voted against allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Almost always voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the Iraq war Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an investigation into the Iraq war Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against strengthening the Military Covenant Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Almost always voted for raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks Show votes
  • Consistently voted for higher taxes on plane tickets Show votes
  • Generally voted for lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000 Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a banker’s bonus tax Show votes
  • Generally voted for higher taxes on banks Show votes
  • Generally voted against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax) Show votes
  • Almost always voted for allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for Show votes
  • Consistently voted for more restrictive regulation of trade union activity Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Almost always voted for reducing the rate of corporation tax Show votes
  • Almost always voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Health #

  • Consistently voted against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients Show votes
  • Generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals Show votes
  • Generally voted against smoking bans Show votes
  • Generally voted against allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Education #

  • Almost always voted for greater autonomy for schools Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for academy schools Show votes
  • Consistently voted for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Has never voted on a transparent Parliament
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for fixed periods between parliamentary elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly Show votes
  • Almost always voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament Show votes
  • Generally voted against more powers for local councils Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Home Affairs #

  • Generally voted for a stricter asylum system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests Show votes
  • Generally voted against introducing ID cards Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners Show votes
  • Generally voted for requiring the mass retention of information about communications Show votes
  • Generally voted for stronger enforcement of immigration rules Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Environmental Issues #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change Show votes
  • Generally voted for lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles Show votes
  • Consistently voted for selling England’s state owned forests Show votes
  • Consistently voted for higher taxes on plane tickets Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods Show votes
  • Generally voted for culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis Show votes
  • Generally voted against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas Show votes

How John Whittingdale voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of gambling Show votes
  • Consistently voted against slowing the rise in rail fares Show votes
  • Almost always voted for capping civil service redundancy payments Show votes
  • Generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail Show votes
  • Generally voted against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases Show votes
  • Generally voted for restricting the scope of legal aid Show votes
  • Generally voted for allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions Show votes
  • Generally voted for a statutory register of lobbyists Show votes
  • Generally voted for limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases Show votes
  • Generally voted against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents Show votes
  • Generally voted for the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement Show votes

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