Gordon Henderson

MP, Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Sittingbourne and Sheppey Conservative

How Gordon Henderson voted on Social Issues #

  • Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against smoking bansDetails
  • Voted moderately against allowing marriage between two people of same sexDetails
  • Voted moderately for laws to promote equality and human rightsDetails

How Gordon Henderson voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Voted moderately for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseasDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against strengthening the Military CovenantDetails

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 pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • 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 supportDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployedDetails

How Gordon Henderson voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Voted very strongly for raising the threshold at which people start to pay income taxDetails
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for higher taxes on alcoholic drinksDetails
  • Voted very strongly for higher taxes on plane ticketsDetails
  • Voted moderately for lower taxes on fuel for motor vehiclesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for automatic enrolment in occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a banker’s bonus taxDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax)Details

How Gordon Henderson voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Voted strongly for reducing the rate of corporation taxDetails
  • Voted very strongly for measures to reduce tax avoidanceDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assetsDetails

How Gordon Henderson voted on Health #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Education #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Has never voted on a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areasDetails
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for fixed periods between parliamentary electionsDetails
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against transferring more powers to the Welsh AssemblyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against transferring more powers to the Scottish ParliamentDetails

How Gordon Henderson voted on Home Affairs #

  • Voted strongly for the introduction of elected Police and Crime CommissionersDetails

How Gordon Henderson voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted very strongly against greater regulation of gamblingDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate changeDetails
  • Voted moderately against slowing the rise in rail faresDetails
  • Voted very strongly for selling England’s state owned forestsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for capping civil service redundancy paymentsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for the privatisation of Royal MailDetails
  • Voted moderately against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methodsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leasesDetails
  • Voted moderately for restricting the scope of legal aidDetails
  • Voted moderately for culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosisDetails

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