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Conservative MP for Beckenham
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bob Stewart voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Business, Innovation and Skills, Home Department, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Syria, Exports, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government, Germany, Cancer: Drugs
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Clause 9 — Conversion of civil partnership into marriage (21 May 2013)
“There will be problems with police records, for example, if people change names like that, and that will cause a big problem.”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: New Clause 15 — Marriages according to usages of approved organisations (21 May 2013)
“I am much taken with the idea of having some form of humanist marriage, but I am worried that by agreeing to such marriages, we would cause problems for religious marriage. That makes me think that perhaps we are rushing the proposals through too quickly and that we should perhaps slow down or stop and think again.”
- Jobs and Business (10 May 2013)
“I thank the hon. Member for Preston (Mark Hendrick). I was born in Preston. I understand and agree that that area of Lancashire has huge potential for apprenticeships. I am sure he and the hon. Member for Burnley (Gordon Birtwistle) agree that we should put apprenticeships at the same level as the requirement for university education. We should have a huge drive on apprenticeships to get...”
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- Has spoken in 112 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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 15–16 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") 133 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register