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Conservative MP for Cleethorpes
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Martin Vickers voted on key issues:
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. 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
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Treasury, Business, Innovation and Skills, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals, Hospitals: Food, New Businesses, Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy, Ports: Finance
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- HGV Road User Levy Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Children’s Heart Surgery (12 Jun 2013)
“My Cleethorpes constituency is on the very edge of the area served by the Leeds unit, and I particularly welcome the acknowledgement that future investigations will consider geography, but as well as feeling isolated geographically, many of my constituents felt somewhat isolated from the whole process. We do not want to prolong the process unnecessarily, but will the Secretary of State assure...”
- Department of Health: East Midlands Ambulance Service (11 Jun 2013)
“My constituency is also served by EMAS and it is evident that my constituents have cause for concern. Coupled with uncertainty about the future of the Leeds children’s heart unit and higher than average mortality rates in local hospitals, the situation is causing considerable concern. Will the Minister agree to meet me and neighbouring MPs to discuss those problems?”
- Business of the House (6 Jun 2013)
“It is widely anticipated that a decision on the future of the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds will be known soon. There has been a wide campaign across the House, involving many Members. Can the Leader of the House assure us that when a decision is made, there will be an oral statement?”
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- Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 91.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 87 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