Stephen Gilbert

Former MP, St Austell and Newquay

St Austell and Newquay Liberal Democrat

A selection of Stephen Gilbert's votes

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  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Defence
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Regional Pay
  • Pay
  • Green Deal Scheme
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Housing: Construction

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Jan 2013)

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 69.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 51 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 117 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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