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A selection of Hugh Bayley's votes
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Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2012
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2010
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2012
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2014
We have lots more plain English analysis of Hugh Bayley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Hugh Bayley’s full vote analysis page for more.
I have here a cutting from The Pressin York on 24 April 2010, which says: “David Cameron last night dismissed claims the Tories would put up VAT if they win the election”. That was at the last election. Why should the public believe promises that he makes at the coming election?
To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to visit York before 7 May 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of payments for each type of benefit not paid as a result of sanctions against individual claimants in each year since 2010-11 in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the City of York; and how many claimants were sanctioned in each such year in each such area.
More of Hugh Bayley’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for York Central
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented City of York
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- International Development
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Olympic Games 2012
- Higher Education: York
- Departmental Official Cars
- Departmental Scientists
Other offices held in the past
- NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President) (1 Nov 2012 to 30 Nov 2014)
- Deputy Speaker (25 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, International Development Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (4 Jan 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
- NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation (1 Jan 1997 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Chairman, Care Bill Committee (8 out of 15)
- Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (7 out of 16)
- Chairman, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (9 out of 17)
- Chairman, Localism Bill Committee (12 out of 24)
- Chairman, Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (0 out of 14)
- Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (5 out of 12)
- Chairman, Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 12)
- Chairman, Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Policing and Crime Bill Committee (6 out of 16)
- Chairman, Education and Skills Bill Committee (6 out of 20)
- Planning and Energy Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Offender Management Bill Committee (3 out of 7)
- Chairman, Concessionary Bus Travel Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Work and Families Bill Committee (1 out of 3)
- Traffic Management Bill Committee (7 out of 9)
- Gender Recognition Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
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