Eric Joyce

MP, Falkirk

Falkirk Labour

How Eric Joyce voted on Social Issues #

  • Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bansDetails
  • Voted moderately for the hunting banDetails
  • Voted moderately for allowing marriage between two people of same sexDetails
  • Voted moderately against laws to promote equality and human rightsDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Voted moderately for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseasDetails
  • Voted very strongly for the Iraq warDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately for strengthening the Military CovenantDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such supportDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployedDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Voted moderately against raising the threshold at which people start to pay income taxDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against higher taxes on alcoholic drinksDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against higher taxes on plane ticketsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehiclesDetails
  • Voted moderately for increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000Details
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for a banker’s bonus taxDetails
  • Voted moderately for an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work forDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Voted moderately against reducing the rate of corporation taxDetails
  • Voted moderately against measures to reduce tax avoidanceDetails
  • Voted moderately against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assetsDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Health #

  • Voted strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
  • Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bansDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Education #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against academy schoolsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further educationDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areasDetails
  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against fixed periods between parliamentary electionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against transferring more powers to the Welsh AssemblyDetails
  • Voted moderately against transferring more powers to the Scottish ParliamentDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more powers for local councilsDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Home Affairs #

  • Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
  • Voted strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
  • Voted moderately against the introduction of elected Police and Crime CommissionersDetails
  • Voted moderately against requiring the mass retention of information about communicationsDetails

How Eric Joyce voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted moderately against greater regulation of gamblingDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate changeDetails
  • Voted moderately for slowing the rise in rail faresDetails
  • Voted very strongly against selling England’s state owned forestsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against capping civil service redundancy paymentsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
  • Voted moderately against the privatisation of Royal MailDetails
  • Voted moderately for financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methodsDetails
  • Has never voted on requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leasesDetails
  • Voted moderately against restricting the scope of legal aidDetails
  • Voted moderately against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosisDetails
  • Voted moderately against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessionsDetails
  • Has never voted on a statutory register of lobbyistsDetails
  • Voted moderately against limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee casesDetails
  • Has never voted on restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agentsDetails
  • Voted moderately against the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition AgreementDetails

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