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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:
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. 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 very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. 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
(based on written questions asked by Martin Vickers and answered by departments)
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 — Transport: High Speed 2 (25 Apr 2013)
“As well as connections to York and the north-east in the new franchise, it is equally important that areas such as Grimsby and Cleethorpes are served in order to aid economic regeneration. Can the Minister assure me that he will give serious consideration to a direct service to that area in the new franchise?”
- Business of the House (18 Apr 2013)
“The main rail route into Cleethorpes has been closed since 9 February following a landslip at Hatfield near Doncaster. In the short term, the most important thing is to restore services, but in the longer term there are concerns about the safety and monitoring of the spoil tips. Will the Leader of the House arrange for a statement outlining the responsibilities of the various regulatory...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Heart Surgery (Leeds) (15 Apr 2013)
“Parents whose children face major surgery are already particularly anxious and distressed, and that is before an unseemly public dispute breaks out between the medical experts that they rely on. This also highlights the fact that the investigation has been going on for far too long. The uncertainty is unacceptable. May I urge my right hon. Friend to do everything possible to bring the matter...”
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- Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 90.85% 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") 83 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