John Pugh’s voting in Parliament
John Pugh is a Liberal Democrat MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.
However, John Pugh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
John Pugh generally voted against equal gay rights, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for.
John Pugh generally voted for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted against.
John Pugh generally voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for.
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John Pugh never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Presumably, the Minister will tell us why the immediate remedy always has to be academisation.
I will consider the hon. Gentleman’s comments carefully. I am certainly happy with the idea of local decision making—I just wish the Government were more comfortable with it—and I think that we as politicians can do little to improve the educational landscape. We can change structures all the time, but they are not what makes a substantial difference: what makes a difference...
I rise in support of new clauses 3 and 9, and to make a few remarks about amendment 11. What bothers me about this legislation is the issue of consultation, which was alluded to by the hon. Member for Stroud (Neil Carmichael), and parental consultation in particular. That is a long-term anxiety for me, because I am aware of local schools in my constituency that have been subjected to...
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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
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Mental Health
- Departmental Buildings
- Information Technology
- Saudi Arabia
Currently held offices
- Shadow LD Spokesperson (Education) (since 29 Jul 2015)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 7 Jul 2015)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 12 Jul 2010)
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)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 60.27% 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.
- 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Pugh’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 516 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos Mori, 78-81 Borough Rd London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
20 October 2014, received £200. Hours: 1 hr 20 mins. Fee donated to Southport Liberal Democrats. (Registered 10 November 2014)
28 January 2015, received £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to Southport Liberal Democrats. (Registered 30 January 2015)
3 July 2015, received £200 for survey completed in June 2015. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 22 July 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
Donor status: individuals
(Registered 12 February 2015)
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