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Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Martin Horwood voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Energy and Climate Change, Home Department, Transport, Trade and Industry
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Consultants, Departmental Expenditure, Departmental Tendering Policy, Departmental Paper, Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal
(based on written questions asked by Martin Horwood and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Flood and Water Management Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Climate Change Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Energy Bill Committee (15 out of 15)
- Police and Justice Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Charities Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Dec 2013)
“Abolishing roaming charges is one of the big wins for British consumers that we might get from remaining in the European Union. Has the Prime Minister had the opportunity to discuss international mobile phone usage with any other European Heads of Government in the past day or so?”
- Tributes to Nelson Mandela (9 Dec 2013)
“I hesitate to rise and echo the tributes of so many eloquent speakers. I think that the one contribution Mandela made that has not yet been mentioned was his founding, in retirement, of the global group The Elders, along with his wife Graša Machel, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, Kofi Annan and others, at a time when surely he had earned the right to put his feet up and spend more time with...”
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- Has spoken in 97 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 36 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 74.59% 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") 487 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£19,655 (304th)||£21,449 (317th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£17,339|
|Office running costs||£22,372 (106th)||£19,753 (256th)||£27,163 (59th)||£28,390|
|Staffing costs||£97,950 (235th)||£92,048 (123rd)||£78,537 (491st)||£75,681|
|Communications Allowance||£10,176 (joint 220th with 1 other)||£9,837 (178th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,284 (368th)1||£6,223 (385th)2||£5,160 (458th)||£5,667|
|Members' Staff Travel||£346 (211th)||£514 (205th)||£752 (joint 166th with 1 other)||£90|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£71 (317th)||£57 (340th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,209 (491st)||£564 (joint 454th with 1 other)||£833 (348th)||£693|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,439 (482nd)||£2,397 (355th)||£2,222||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,008 (joint 569th with 2 others)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930|
|Total||£159,261 (207th)||£152,892 (221st)||£137,882 (321st)||£131,012|