How Danny Alexander voted
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Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Danny Alexander hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Act 2012 requires the Government to report any financial assistance given under the UK Guarantees scheme. The scheme provides a sovereign-backed guarantee to help infrastructure projects raise debt finance. A commercial fee is charged to the borrower for the guarantee, determined by the nature of the guarantee and the risk inherent in the project. The...
The Government is taking action to improve mobile coverage across the UK. For example, the Mobile Infrastructure Project, first announced in October 2011, provides £150 million for the building of additional mobile phone masts to provide coverage in areas which are poorly served. The Chancellor has announced that autumn statement this year will be on 3 December. Full details of autumn...
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a private sector project. The Government has never been responsible for ‘the full burden’ of the project referred to in the question. Until 5 June, Thames Water Utilities Ltd had full responsibility for the project. On 5 June, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs tabled a Written Ministerial Statement informing the House...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental Pensions
- Housing Benefit
- Tax Credits
Currently held offices
- The Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Scotland (12 May 2010 to 29 May 2010)
- Chair of the Manifesto Group (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Leader's Chief of Staff, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions (4 Jul 2007 to 21 Jul 2008)
- Social Exclusion, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (23 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Social Exclusion), Cabinet Office (23 Jan 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
- Disability Issues, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister and Disability Spokesperson, Work & Pensions (30 Jan 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 29 Jan 2008)
- Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (1 Jun 2005 to 30 Jan 2006)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below 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 42.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 23 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") 541 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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