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Conservative MP for Tewkesbury
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Laurence Robertson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against 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
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Home Department, Trade and Industry, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): RAF Innsworth, Ethiopia, Bovine TB, Smart Card Technology, Departmental Energy Use
(based on written questions asked by Laurence Robertson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Flood and Water Management Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Consumer Credit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Energy Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Sunday Working (Scotland) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Office of Communications Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Committee (6 out of 7)
- Written Answers — Education: Engineering: Education (25 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that engineering is taught at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Defence: MOD Ashchurch (25 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the staff employed by his Department at Ashchurch will be considered for redeployment following the closure notice; and if he will make a statement.”
- Northern Ireland (23 Apr 2013)
“It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Belfast North (Mr Dodds). I thank the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) for introducing this welcome debate. I strongly approve of the balanced wording of the motion, which recognises how much progress Northern Ireland has made during the last 15 years, while recognising that more work needs to be done. As well as the politicians in...”
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 125 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 76.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 328 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,807 (100th)|
|Office running costs||£19,690 (234th)||£30,374 (2nd)||£29,140 (joint 12th with 6 others)||£28,400||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,015 (201st)|
|Staffing costs||£102,707 (91st)||£81,454 (509th)||£78,576 (joint 484th with 2 others)||£75,681||£70,330 (347th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£44,981 (365th)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,065 (402nd)||£10,015 (126th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,892 (74th)1||£13,326 (116th)2||£14,306 (85th)||£14,031||£18,818 (74th)||£19,848 (56th)||£17,573 (86th)||£14,411 (83rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,070 (75th)||£1,085 (90th)||£1,382 (77th)||£881||£438 (joint 289th with 1 other)||£577 (243rd)||£344 (316th)||£73 (420th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,269 (481st)||£487 (498th)||£483 (joint 535th with 1 other)||£525||£244 (618th)||£415 (558th)||£482 (571st)||£294 (617th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,696 (429th)||£2,165 (joint 387th with 1 other)||£1,893||£420 (628th)||£1,659 (joint 471st with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,229 (joint 281st with 1 other)||£1,026 (joint 374th with 1 other)||£0||£1,750 (joint 488th with 1 other)||£1,750 (joint 479th with 1 other)||£1,750 (455th)||£1,750 (394th)|
|Total||£171,699 (64th)||£162,749 (70th)||£149,188 (94th)||£143,045||£132,227 (145th)||£131,404 (96th)||£123,701 (91st)||£97,331 (128th)|
1 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £8,972 (5th). Rail £2,503 (312th). Misc £369 (97th). Other: Mileage £125 (39th). Rail £58 (126th). Air £2,099 (2nd). European £766 (70th).