Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Ward voted on key issues
- Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
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Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Kings Science Academy
- Free Schools
- Entry Clearances
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 16 Jul 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 134 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 68.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 16–17 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") 77 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)