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Conservative MP for Shipley
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Philip Davies voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against a smoking ban. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 28 Jun 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Justice, Home Department, Health, Treasury, Culture Media and Sport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Borders: Personal Records, Departmental Equality, Sentencing, Departmental Carbon Emissions, Plain English
(based on written questions asked by Philip Davies and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Chairman, Mesothelioma Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- Chairman, Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (7 out of 14)
- Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill Committee (1 out of 3)
- Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Concessionary Bus Travel Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Racial and Religious Hatred Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Unauthorised disclosure of information: penalties etc (12 Dec 2013)
“With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 28, in clause 9, page 5, line 42, aft er ‘corporate;’, insert— ‘(b) in relation to a body corporate established by the Secretary of State under section 7(3), means any person exercising the functions of a director; and (c) includes a shadow director within the meaning of section 251 of...”
- Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Power of scheme administrator to help people bring proceedings (12 Dec 2013)
“With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment 30, in clause 10, page 6, line 16, af ter ‘help’, insert— ‘including indemnities against adverse orders for the costs of any proceedings or any application made therein’. New clause 6—Payments for legal services in civil cases: diffuse mesothelioma...”
- Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 6 - Reviews and appeals (12 Dec 2013)
“With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 25, in clause 6, page 4, line 5, at end add— ‘(5) An appeal from the decision of the First-tier Tribunal shall lie to the relevant court, but only with the permission of that court and rules of court may be made accordingly. (6) In this section— (a) “First-tier Tribunal” shall mean...”
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- Has spoken in 107 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 255 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 78.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 51 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 897 times in debates — well 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||£23,886 (78th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,102 (joint 199th with 3 others)||£21,634|
|Office running costs||£14,603 (443rd)||£19,985 (241st)||£19,912 (375th)||£19,956|
|Staffing costs||£100,599 (141st)||£90,257 (215th)||£87,803 (131st)||£84,124|
|Communications Allowance||£14,931 (29th)||£10,732 (84th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,878 (140th)1||£11,664 (156th)2||£10,868 (176th)||£9,769|
|Members' Staff Travel||£334 (joint 217th with 2 others)||£194 (330th)||£250 (joint 303rd with 2 others)||£640|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£212 (277th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£66 (93rd)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,748 (202nd)||£1,002 (225th)||£1,196 (224th)||£1,347|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,276 (201st)||£4,847 (142nd)||£5,030||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,107 (joint 485th with 2 others)||£1,082 (joint 276th with 17 others)||£1,082|
|Total||£171,258 (68th)||£161,300 (82nd)||£148,060 (119th)||£143,582|