How Ian Liddell-Grainger voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Ian Liddell-Grainger occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
One of the issues that my hon. Friend is rightly exploring affects both our areas. Much of the rural heartland that we represent cannot be reached by the outreach that BT is doing, and we will need extra funding for some of our areas. I expect that that is exactly what he is homing in on. Across Exmoor, Dartmoor and those places, we will need that funding, I would have thought.
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that places such as Minehead, where Bourne Leisure runs Butlins, are absolutely seminal? He is right that many Victorian seaside towns have changed completely overnight. Does he therefore agree that places such as Butlins need the support of the local community to keep them there and should be getting more support than they do at the moment?
I am delighted to hear about Hinkley C, although you would expect me to say that, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is important to recognise that we have all worked hard across the House with the Department’s officials, EDF Energy and Sedgemoor, not only to explain to Europe and the Irish why this is important but to take on Germany and Austria, which were very keen on making sure this did not...
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Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Bridgwater
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Parrett Catchment Project
- Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
- Asylum Seekers
- Probation Service
Currently held offices
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Jan 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (6 Dec 2005 to 15 Nov 2007)
- Member, Crossrail Bill (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs (13 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (15 Dec 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 14–15 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") 224 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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