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Conservative MP for Macclesfield
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Rutley voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. 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 for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. 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 increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Justice, Northern Ireland, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Metal Theft, Licensing, Eurozone Financial Crisis, Government Debt, Squatting
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (13 out of 13)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (16 May 2013)
“Hill farmers across Britain were badly affected by the severe weather at the end of March and in early April. Some of the worst hit were in Macclesfield. Will my hon. Friend confirm to the House that the payment process will be clearly communicated, and that the very welcome funds will be available at the earliest opportunity?”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Red Tape (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he has made on reducing red tape in the farming industry.”
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“The Queen’s Speech sets out a positive agenda—one that shows that Government Members are supporting hard-working people who want to get on in life and working to boost our national competitiveness to build the foundations for much needed sustainable economic growth. The draft Deregulation Bill rightly focuses on reducing the bureaucratic burden faced by all too many businesses. It...”
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- Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 90.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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 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") 80 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