How David Gauke voted
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Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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David Gauke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Again, I thank the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood for her questions. She rightly makes the point that the whole area is complex and that Governments of all parties have wrestled with it for some time. She made reference to the “deeming” approach that the previous Government considered. When we came to office, we concluded that it was not practicable to have a series of tests...
On a point of order, Dr McCrea. It is customary when we debate matters relating to taxes—the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood and I have been through this on a number of occasions—to stand and talk about the proceedings over the previous few weeks or months, as happened with the Finance Bill. Today, I want to briefly make a couple of points after a useful few hours of scrutiny...
Again, I thank the hon. Lady for her comments. This is familiar territory for both of us, having debated this subject at some length over the summer in the Finance Bill Committee. I appreciate her support on these measures and, in particular, that she shares our view that they are not about retrospective taxation. The liability is ultimately determined by the courts interpreting the law as...
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Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire
Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Open Source Software
- Departmental Computers
- Child Benefit: Personal Records
Currently held offices
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Other offices held in the past
- The Exchequer Secretary (13 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (10 Nov 2009 to 8 Dec 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Treasury (27 Mar 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Committee (14 Feb 2006 to 18 Jul 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Aug 2008)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 32 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 86.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 779 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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