Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Mark Francois voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
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Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Departmental Expenditure
- Gershon Review
- Departments: Furniture
- Departmental Fixed Assets
- Departments: Official Cars
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Oct 2012)
- Member, Selection Committee (21 Jun 2010 to 9 May 2013)
- The Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister for Europe, Foreign Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Mar 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Treasury (20 May 2005 to 27 Mar 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 20 Oct 2004)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well 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 81.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 483 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)