Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Danny Alexander voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- 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
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is at ECOFIN and I have been asked to reply. Youth unemployment is falling and the number of young people on jobseeker’s allowance is 120,000 lower than in May 2010. No young person should be left behind in the recovery. That is why we have delivered 1.6 million apprenticeship starts so far this Parliament. We will abolish national insurance contributions...
We think the policy will have a significant impact. That is also the view of business organisations, which have warmly welcomed it. With the abolition of employer NICs for under-21s, it will become more than £500 cheaper to employ an under 21-year-old earning £12,000 a year, and more than £1,000 cheaper to employ an under 21-year-old earning £16,000 a year. Of course,...
I recognise the hon. Gentleman’s point on rural areas, and I think that both he and I wish the Scottish Government recognised that more. Scottish National party Members are conspicuous by their absence from Treasury questions once again, but perhaps we will address that under Question 2. A combination of extra funding for apprenticeships, national insurance support for employers and the...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental Pensions
- Housing Benefit
- Tax Credits
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 11 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 43.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 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") 514 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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