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Margaret Beckett’s voting in Parliament
Margaret Beckett is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Margaret Beckett’s votes.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 10 absences, between 2003–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 43 votes against, 9 absences, between 2014–2016
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 18 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2019
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1999–2016
Last updated: 7 Jan 2020.
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I had not intended to seek to intervene on this exchange, but I am so offended by the remarks of the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) that I feel inclined to do so.
It is not the truth; it is in fact something which we are only allowed to call a terminological inexactitude—in other words, it is absolute rubbish to suggest that people who voted against this programme motion only did so in order to delay Brexit or because they are opposed to Brexit. Any hon. Member who understands their duties in this place should never have voted for this programme...
I shall seek to be extremely brief, Mr Speaker, because I have been fortunate enough to catch your eye before on these matters. One of the merits of last week’s indicative vote process was that the arguments for each option, and also the prime concerns, have become much clearer. Discussions on the proposal for a confirmatory ballot devised by my hon. Friends the Member for Hove (Peter...
More of Margaret Beckett’s recent appearances
Labour MP for Derby South
Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election
Also represented Lincoln
Topics of interest
Margaret Beckett campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Education
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock
- Rolling Stock: Procurement
- Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges
- Agency Social Workers
- GCHQ: Staff
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (20 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 20 Nov 2017)
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 14 Dec 2015)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (9 Feb 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 9 Feb 2010)
- Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (29 Jan 2008 to 31 Oct 2008)
- Foreign Secretary (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Jun 2001 to 5 May 2006)
- Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (29 Jul 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
- The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (21 Jul 1994 to 1 Jan 1995)
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Leader of the Labour Party (12 May 1994 to 21 Jul 1994)
- Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (10 Apr 1992 to 12 May 1994)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (9 Apr 1992 to 12 May 1994)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Shadow Minister (Social Security) (1 Jun 1984 to 1 Jun 1989)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1980 to 31 Jul 1981)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (1 Jan 1976 to 1 Jan 1979)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 1975 to 1 Jan 1976)
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Margaret Beckett’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 92.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 2376 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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