Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Hugo Swire voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- 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
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly against the hunting banDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I welcome the recent United Nations report, which exposes shocking human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and I urge the DPRK authorities to respond to its contents. The United Kingdom is actively supporting a strong UN Human Rights Council resolution on the DPRK. Yesterday I was in Geneva, working to deliver a resolution that makes clear that there can be...
I certainly agree with my hon. Friend’s last comment. On the International Criminal Court, in principle it could be an appropriate forum, although the DPRK has not signed up to it. We strongly agree that there should be no impunity for crimes of this sort, so we need to look at the most effective way of holding the DPRK to account. On the BBC, my hon. Friend will know that I have been...
I remind the hon. Lady that I was in Geneva yesterday for the opening day of the UN Human Rights Council. The commission will formally present its report on 17 March, so these are very early days. The annual resolution led by the European Union and Japan will then be taken at the end of the Human Rights Council and we will work with colleagues there to ensure that we have the best possible...
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Conservative MP for East Devon
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Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Olympic Games: Greater London
- National Lottery
- London Olympics
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Culture, Media & Sport (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Chairman, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (the Arts), The Family & Culture, Media & Sport (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister (the Arts), Home Affairs (18 Nov 2004 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (to 10 Jan 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 18 Nov 2004)
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 57.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 385 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)