Gordon Henderson

Former MP, Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Sittingbourne and Sheppey Conservative

How Gordon Henderson voted on Social Issues #

  • Voted moderately against equal gay rights Details
  • Voted strongly against smoking bans Details
  • Voted moderately against allowing marriage between two people of same sex Details
  • Voted moderately against laws to promote equality and human rights Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly against strengthening the Military Covenant Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support Details
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted very strongly against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Voted very strongly for raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax Details
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks Details
  • Voted very strongly for higher taxes on plane tickets Details
  • Voted moderately for lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles Details
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000 Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly against a banker’s bonus tax Details
  • Voted very strongly against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax) Details
  • Voted very strongly for allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Voted strongly for reducing the rate of corporation tax Details
  • Voted strongly for measures to reduce tax avoidance Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Health #

  • Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS Details
  • Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients Details
  • Voted strongly against smoking bans Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Education #

  • Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted very strongly for academy schools Details
  • Voted very strongly for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas Details
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for fixed periods between parliamentary elections Details
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly Details
  • Voted very strongly against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament Details
  • Voted moderately against more powers for local councils Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Home Affairs #

  • Voted strongly for the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners Details
  • Voted very strongly for requiring the mass retention of information about communications Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted very strongly against greater regulation of gambling Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change Details
  • Voted moderately against slowing the rise in rail fares Details
  • Voted very strongly for selling England’s state owned forests Details
  • Voted very strongly for capping civil service redundancy payments Details
  • Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws Details
  • Voted very strongly for the privatisation of Royal Mail Details
  • Voted moderately against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods Details
  • Voted very strongly against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases Details
  • Voted moderately for restricting the scope of legal aid Details
  • Voted moderately for culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis Details
  • Voted very strongly for allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions Details
  • Voted moderately for a statutory register of lobbyists Details
  • Voted very strongly for limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases Details
  • Voted very strongly against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents Details
  • Voted strongly for the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement Details

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