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Conservative MP for Cannock Chase
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Aidan Burley voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against 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 very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Communities and Local Government, Education, Work and Pensions, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Audit Commission: Expenditure, Travellers: Caravan Sites, Audit Commission: Conferences, Business: Staffordshire, Disability Living Allowance
(based on written questions asked by Aidan Burley and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Identity Documents Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (18 out of 20)
- Finance (No. 4) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (4 Dec 2013)
“Many of my constituents are concerned that we still have an aid policy judged by how much we spend rather than by what the money actually delivers. Although I welcome the Secretary of State’s decision finally to end aid to India, a country that has more billionaires than Britain, will she now go further and abandon the arbitrary 0.7% of GDP target, which is equivalent to an increase of...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Dec 2013)
“The people of Cannock Chase welcome the Government’s brave decision to introduce a cap on benefits, but when their average earnings are £23,900 a year before tax and the cap is set at the equivalent of an annual salary of £35,000 a year, they understandably still feel that people can be better off on benefits than in work. Will my right hon. Friend look at lowering the overall...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: PISA Results (3 Dec 2013)
“The Secretary of State said that a common feature of high-performing schools is their ability to remove underperforming teachers, but between 2001 and 2011 only 17 of England’s 400,000 teachers were judged to be incompetent by the General Teaching Council. What can he do to fight trade union protectionism of failing teachers, and root out all the dead wood?”
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 81.48% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 71 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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