Duncan Hames

MP, Chippenham

Chippenham Liberal Democrat

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How Duncan Hames voted
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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Duncan Hames hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 27 Nov 2014

    What discussions has the hon. Lady had with her colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government to ensure that in growing towns such as Chippenham development brings more sports pitches and pavilions, not fewer?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Student Health Services 25 Nov 2014

    Students do register with a practice in their university cities, but I was told recently by one of my constituents that she had experienced difficulty in gaining access to timely health care as a temporary resident when she was back at home. What options are available to ensure that students remain registered in the place where they are likely still to be spending half the year?
  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Fracking 25 Nov 2014

    Does the hon. Gentleman accept that coal will not be displaced by gas if coal is burned elsewhere—those carbon emissions still enter the atmosphere?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Chippenham

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals
  • Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Appeals: Employment and Support Allowance
  • Armed Forces: Complaints

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  • Has spoken in 82 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 81.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 19–20 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") 109 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Lord Strasburger
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 March 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner, valued at £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration number 03275808
(a) (Registered 25 March 2014; updated 10 July 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 35 South St, London W1K 2XE
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 2 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 2 July 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration number 03275808
(b) (Registered 9 July 2014)

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