Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Rutley voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
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It is important to give the hon. Gentleman time to breathe. I can only assume that his children do not want to leave home because of the entertainment available. We have certainly been enjoying his speech and I am sure that there are other outlets for his enthusiasm. I cannot even remember my point. Andrew Bridgen rose—
Anyway, I have served my purpose, so I will hand over to my hon. Friend the Member for North West Leicestershire.
I am grateful for this history lesson, going back to 1959, 1972 and all the rest of it, but we are now 40 years on. I want to look back at something a lot more recent: what happened in the 13 years when the hon. Gentleman’s party was in government. There were 400,000 fewer social houses at the end of his Government’s time in office. How does that square with his ambitions?
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Conservative MP for Macclesfield
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Northern Ireland
- Road Safety: Pedestrians
- Metal Theft
- Eurozone Financial Crisis
- Small Businesses
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 90.12% 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") 102 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)