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Conservative MP for Macclesfield
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Rutley voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Justice, Northern Ireland, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Metal Theft, Licensing, Eurozone Financial Crisis, Small Businesses, Government Debt
(based on written questions asked by David Rutley and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill Committee (14 out of 15)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (13 out of 13)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“I congratulate the Chancellor on sticking to the vital task of reducing the deficit. Does my right hon. Friend agree that calls to increase spending and further to drive up debt come from the same school of economic thought as no return to boom and bust, which was brought to us by the Labour party?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: National Infrastructure Plan (4 Dec 2013)
“The Chief Secretary will know that progress is being made on the link road from Manchester airport to the A6. Will he join me in supporting the calls for a related relief road for the village of Poynton, which was promised in the 1990s and which will be vital in tackling the growing traffic congestion?”
- Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Cyber-bullying: Persecution of Christians (3 Dec 2013)
“I remember being on a visit to China with the hon. Lady a few years back, when I was intrigued to find out that there are over 60 million Christians there. To help take forward greater tolerance for human rights and freedom of religious worship, does she think it is important to have greater inter-faith dialogue engaging the Chinese authorities with Christian groups and other groups to help...”
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- Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 90.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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") 91 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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