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Conservative MP for Croydon Central
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gavin Barwell voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. 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 for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Cabinet Office, Treasury, Transport, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Smoking: Health Services, Radiotherapy, Youth Unemployment: London, Heathrow Airport, Autism: Children
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (12 out of 13)
- Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Children and Families Bill Committee (18 out of 19)
- London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Localism Bill Committee (22 out of 24)
- Prime Minister: Abu Qatada (24 Apr 2013)
“It is a farce that it has taken so long—it will clearly take a while longer yet—to remove this individual, who we all agree is a danger. That farce damages faith in politics, plays into the hands of extremists and, tragically, undermines my constituents’ support for human rights legislation. In that context, may I warmly welcome what the Home Secretary says about changing...”
- Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: Clause 73 - Childminder agencies (18 Apr 2013)
“I want to correct the record on that. A constituent of mine tried to contact the Minister for child care and was blocked on Twitter, but my hon. Friend then got in touch with that individual directly by e-mail. Her view was that a much more serious dialogue on such things can be had via e-mail than via Twitter.”
- Justice for Tamils (20 Mar 2013)
“I think my hon. Friend has just identified the key point. All of us want to see a process that leads to people who have committed atrocities on either side of the conflict brought to justice. Given how the conflict ended, however, it seems highly possible that people in positions of power in Sri Lanka today were involved, so if anyone is to have confidence in the authorities and the Sri...”
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- Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 106 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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