David Anderson’s voting in Parliament
David Anderson is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of David Anderson’s votes.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Anderson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Anderson’s full vote analysis page for more.
David Anderson never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Given that autumn lasts from the September equinox until the December solstice, will the Minister spell out exactly what work her civil servants will be doing? She must have some idea of what is needed, because otherwise she would not have specified that timescale. What will those civil servants be doing during the intervening weeks and, possibly, months?
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the tests and risk assessments that are used to ensure that users of virtual reality headsets will not suffer eye damage.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department made an estimate of the number of virtual reality headsets that have been sold in the UK.
More of David Anderson’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Blaydon
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Manpower
- Unmanned Air Vehicles
- Departmental Billing
- Trade Unions
- Industrial Diseases: Compensation
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Dec 2010)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (29 Jun 2010 to 3 Nov 2010)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 Oct 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Oct 2006)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 140 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Anderson’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 290 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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