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Conservative MP for Hexham
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Guy Opperman voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Energy and Climate Change, Justice, Education, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Fuel Poverty, Vocational Education: Hexham, Biofuels, Identity Cards, Prisons: Smoking
(based on written questions asked by Guy Opperman and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Immigration Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Antarctic Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Identity Documents Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee (6 out of 20)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: National Infrastructure Plan (4 Dec 2013)
“A clear timetable and a change from the Labour Government’s failure to address the problems of the A1 and the A19, as well as rail projects, will be very welcome in the north-east. My right hon. Friend has visited Northumberland, and he knows that some truly rural areas have no broadband whatever. Will he expound in a little more detail how communities such as mine, which has no...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax (4 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the lowest paid no longer pay income tax as a result of changes to taxation introduced since May 2010 in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Northumberland.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: PISA Results (3 Dec 2013)
“The Secretary of State will recall meeting some of the outstanding head teachers in Northumberland with me and then authorising the rebuild of Prudhoe community high school. Does he agree with me, Lord Adonis and the other authors of the Adonis report that there is scope for a London challenge-type approach in the north-east?”
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- Has spoken in 77 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 73.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 176 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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