Martin Horwood

MP, Cheltenham

Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Martin Horwood sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Hong Kong — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] 22 Oct 2014

    I am largely in sympathy with what the hon. Gentleman is saying, but even in this place—the mother of Parliaments—we are familiar with the phenomenon of authorities not always giving the appearance of being about to make concessions before they go on to make them. China often moves even more gradually and slowly. I do not think the progress by Mr Leung goes far enough—I have...
  • Hong Kong — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] 22 Oct 2014

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham), my constituency neighbour, on securing this debate and on his measured, balanced and well-informed speech. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for The Cotswolds (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown)—another neighbour—on his similarly well-informed speech. I also congratulate the Minister on meeting Martin Lee...
  • Hong Kong — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] 22 Oct 2014

    Yes, I would agree, and my hon. Friend put the point very well. However, this is also about understanding what universal suffrage really means and ensuring that the democratic process of choosing a leader for Hong Kong is free in a way that is understood by the Hong Kong people and by people in democracies around the world—and that does not include prior vetting by a one-party...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Trade and Industry
  • Consultants
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Departmental Tendering Policy
  • Departmental Paper
  • Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Shadow Environment, Energy, Food and Rural Affair Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (13 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jun 2006 to 20 Nov 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 21 Jul 2008)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 28 Jun 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — 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 73.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 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") 517 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Paul Baker
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: standing order between 1 August 2014 and 1 July 2014, amounting to an annual value of £2,400
(b) Date of receipt: 1 August 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 1 August 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 1 August 2014)
8. Land and Property
50 per cent interest in a house in Cheltenham.

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