John Pugh

MP, Southport

Southport Liberal Democrat

A selection of John Pugh's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details

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John Pugh never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Human Rights Act — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 30 Jun 2015

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) on initiating this debate and introducing it so thoughtfully. I hesitate to give any opinion in such an eminent gathering as this, but it seems to me that this debate is not between those who support human rights and those who do not—the lovers of free speech and defenders of liberty and the right to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Strategic Support (Industries and Sectors) 30 Jun 2015

    What plans, if any, do the Government have to make local enterprise partnerships more democratically accountable? They have more funds than the regional development agencies, but are less accountable.
  • Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses 30 Jun 2015

    I have two questions for Zoe Carr. You told us about the laudable efforts and improvements made by your trust. If, in years to come—heaven forbid—some of your schools or perhaps your whole trust is found to be coasting, you could not reasonably object to having imposed upon you the same disciplines, rigours and procedures as applied by the legislation to the maintained sector,...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Southport

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Information Technology
  • Absenteeism
  • Saudi Arabia

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 2009 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (22 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 22 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 511 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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