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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 very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against more EU integration. 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, 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)
- Written Answers — Justice: Common Purpose (11 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose such expenditure was incurred; and what the outcome of the expenditure was.”
- Written Answers — Justice: Prison Service (11 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what amount has been spent on equality and diversity posts in prison in each of the last three years.”
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- Has spoken in 107 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 253 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|