Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament
How John Leech voted on key issues
- Voted moderately against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Apprenticeships have been a major success of the coalition Government, with many thousands of businesses taking on an apprentice for the very first time, but many thousands of businesses have not. Has the Minister made an assessment of what barriers remain for those businesses and what further action the Government can take to make a success story even better?
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to assess the effectiveness of voluntary bus driver training; and how he will take into account the experiences of disabled bus passengers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the accessibility of buses to blind and partially sighted passengers.
More of John Leech's recent appearances
Liberal Democrat MP for Manchester, Withington
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Conditions of Employment
- Roads: Accidents
- Breast Cancer
- Driving: Eyesight
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Transport Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Transport (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Transport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.80% 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 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") 140 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, food and travel within the country with a total value of £3,810.
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 2-9 September 2013
Purpose of visit: As a member of the All Party Light Rail Group as part of our enquiry into the growth and regeneration potential of light rail, meeting with politicians, officials and industry experts to discuss Light Rail.
(Registered 9 October 2013)
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and other costs with a total value of £3,500
Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date of visit: 16-19 November 2013
Purpose of visit: to meet Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council, and senior business figures, together with British diplomats in order to build on the strong bilateral relationship and further promote trade and investment ties.
(Registered 9 December 2013)
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