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Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Martin Horwood voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Energy and Climate Change, Home Department, Transport, Trade and Industry
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Consultants, Departmental Expenditure, Departmental Tendering Policy, Departmental Paper, Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal
(based on written questions asked by Martin Horwood and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Flood and Water Management Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (15 out of 15)
- Climate Change Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Charities Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Police and Justice Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the statutory or other parliamentary authority is on which he will rely to incur expenditure or other financial liability pursuant to any investment contract he enters into, or strike price agreed, prior to the Energy Bill gaining Royal Assent.”
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: EU Energy Policy (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how he proposes to comply with the standstill obligation in EU state aid law if he enters into an investment contract or sets a strike price before the European Commission has decided whether to approve such measures.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Indonesia (Death Penalty) (23 Apr 2013)
“May I also thank the Foreign Office for the support that it has given to my former constituent, Lindsay Sandiford? However, given the concerns about the adequacy of translation in the initial trial and the adequacy of legal representation going forward to the Supreme Court stage, will the Foreign Office reconsider its position and follow Indonesia’s own example, which provides support...”
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- Has spoken in 79 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 52 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 73.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 426 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£19,655 (304th)||£21,449 (317th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£17,339|
|Office running costs||£22,372 (106th)||£19,753 (256th)||£27,163 (59th)||£28,390|
|Staffing costs||£97,950 (235th)||£92,048 (123rd)||£78,537 (491st)||£75,681|
|Communications Allowance||£10,176 (joint 220th with 1 other)||£9,837 (178th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,284 (368th)1||£6,223 (385th)2||£5,160 (458th)||£5,667|
|Members' Staff Travel||£346 (211th)||£514 (205th)||£752 (joint 166th with 1 other)||£90|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£71 (317th)||£57 (340th)||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||£2,209 (491st)||£564 (joint 454th with 1 other)||£833 (348th)||£693|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,439 (482nd)||£2,397 (355th)||£2,222||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,008 (joint 569th with 2 others)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930|
|Total||£159,261 (207th)||£152,892 (221st)||£137,882 (321st)||£131,012|