Eric Joyce

Former MP, Falkirk

Falkirk Labour

How Eric Joyce voted on Social Issues #

  • Generally voted for equal gay rights Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bans Show votes
  • Generally voted for the hunting ban Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on allowing marriage between two people of same sex. Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against laws to promote equality and human rights Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Generally voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the Iraq war Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on an investigation into the Iraq war. Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for strengthening the Military Covenant Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices. Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability. Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support. Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax. Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted against higher taxes on alcoholic drinks Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against higher taxes on plane tickets Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000 Show votes
  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. Show votes
  • Generally voted for a banker’s bonus tax Show votes
  • Generally voted for an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax) Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Generally voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on measures to reduce tax avoidance. Show votes
  • Generally voted for stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Health #

  • Almost always voted for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients Show votes
  • Consistently voted for introducing foundation hospitals Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bans Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Education #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on academy schools. Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education. Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes

How Eric Joyce voted on Constitutional Reform #

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

How Eric Joyce voted on Home Affairs #

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

How Eric Joyce voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Generally voted against greater regulation of gambling Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change Show votes
  • Generally voted for slowing the rise in rail fares Show votes
  • Consistently voted against selling England’s state owned forests Show votes
  • Consistently voted against capping civil service redundancy payments Show votes
  • Consistently voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws Show votes
  • Generally voted against the privatisation of Royal Mail Show votes
  • Generally voted for financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods Show votes
  • Has never voted on requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases
  • Generally voted against restricting the scope of legal aid Show votes
  • We don’t have enough information to calculate Eric Joyce’s position on culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis. Show votes
  • Generally voted against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions Show votes
  • Has never voted on a statutory register of lobbyists
  • Generally voted against limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases Show votes
  • Has never voted on restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents
  • Generally voted against the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement Show votes

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