Gordon Henderson

MP, Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Sittingbourne and Sheppey Conservative

How Gordon Henderson voted on Social Issues #

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

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 Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against strengthening the Military Covenant Source

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") Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • 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 Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Source

How Gordon Henderson voted on Taxation and Employment #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Business and the Economy #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Health #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Education #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Constitutional Reform #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Home Affairs #

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

How Gordon Henderson voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

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

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