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 very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions 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 removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Duncan Hames hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    We have heard a compelling speech from the Chair of the Defence Select Committee, the hon. Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart), about the importance of investing in our own institutions. Is my hon. Friend suggesting that we also desperately need to invest in the legitimacy and authority of international institutions such as NATO and the chemical weapons convention, so that we...
  • Superfast Broadband (Urban Areas) 9 Sep 2014

    I am trying not to approach this debate with the green eyes of a Wiltshire MP. I think that the hon. Gentleman is right to say that our international competitiveness is a critical consideration. Does he have any insight, through his research, into other approaches that have been taken with more success to achieve really substantive, robust internet connectivity for other urban centres and...

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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
  • Great Western Railway

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  • Has spoken in 83 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 81.32% 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") 107 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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: Thomas Goode & Co 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
(a) (Registered 25 March 2014)

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