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Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Simon Wright voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Energy and Climate Change, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Transport, Culture Media and Sport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Mental Health Services: Complaints, Green Deal Scheme, Electricity: Meters, Organs: Donors, Meat: Ritual Slaughter
(based on written questions asked by Simon Wright and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill Committee (14 out of 15)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (11 out of 13)
- Energy Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Energy Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Local Government Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — School Governing Bodies (5 Dec 2013)
“I am encouraged to hear about the success that there has been in finding people in the hon. Gentleman’s area by going direct to employers. Does he think that there is scope for more incentives for employers to encourage their employees to become governors?”
- Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Cyber-bullying (3 Dec 2013)
“Cyber-bullying strikes at victims at any time and in any place—at home, at school, on a bus or out with family or friends. It takes place on a range of different platforms, including text, social networks, video, photo messaging, internet chatrooms, in-game messages, e-mail and more. Nearly half of five to 15-year-olds own a mobile phone, and the use of tablet computers has trebled over...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: PISA Results (3 Dec 2013)
“We have inherited a situation in which the best indicator of a child’s future educational achievement is the parents’ income. Does the Secretary of State agree that until the attainment gap is narrowed, the UK will be unable to make significant leaps up the international league tables?”
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.05% 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") 17 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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