Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Laws voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Education: Child well-being in England.
Witnesses: Dragan Nastic, Domestic Policy and Research Officer, UNICEF-UK, Peter Grigg, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, The Children's Society and Child Well-Being Research Centre; Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, Department for Education
The chief schools adjudicator's 2013 annual report highlighted that the practice of giving preference to those attending the nursery has been found to be unfair to other local children. Ministers are therefore considering the chief schools adjudicator's recommendation that they issue further guidance for admission authorities so that there is fair access to schools for all children.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Yeovil
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Topics of interest
- Schools and Families
- Work and Pensions
- Education and Skills
- Tax Credits
- Child Support Agency
- Parliamentary Questions
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 29 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families (4 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions (1 Jun 2005 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Chief Secretary, Treasury (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
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- Has spoken in 19 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 67.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 496 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
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£73.07 in royalty payments. No additional hours. (Registered 17 June 2013)
£190.28 in royalty payments. No additional hours. (Registered 21 November 2013)
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