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Conservative MP for Kingswood
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Chris Skidmore voted on key issues:
- 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 against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. 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 greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education, Health, Work and Pensions, Cabinet Office, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Teachers: Pensions, Science: GCSE, History: GCSE, Gcse, GCSE: History
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Children and Families Bill Committee (18 out of 19)
- Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: New Clause 1 - Amendments to the Health Act 2006 (25 Apr 2013)
“Although I am sympathetic to hon. Members’ arguments, I want to ask for more detail on the new clause. What is a “smoke-free driving awareness course”, and how much would it cost? I want more information on the table before the new clause is approved. Surely a smoke-free driving awareness course simply means saying, “Don’t light up a cigarette.” What would...”
- Written Answers — Education: Pupil Referral Units (25 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the rate is of unauthorised absence in pupil referral units, by local authority, in the latest period for which figures are available.”
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 95 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 88.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 76 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