Vincent Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Twickenham Liberal Democrat

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Vincent Cable generally voted for more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 16 May 2006: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Vincent Cable voted yes on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Vincent Cable voted no on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Vincent Cable voted yes on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable voted no on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2009: Vincent Cable voted yes on Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2009: Vincent Cable voted no on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2009: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted to establish the European Union External Action Service. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Vincent Cable voted to work closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Vincent Cable voted to support the Government's position that the UK should not contribute to the European Stability Mechanism and financial assistance for Euro area Member States should primarily be provided by other euro area Member States. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Vincent Cable voted in favour of the creation of the European Stability Mechanism to give financial assistance to Eurozone countries in need. Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Vincent Cable voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Vincent Cable voted to support stronger governance of the Schengen area and adding Bulgaria and Romania to it. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — European Union Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Vincent Cable voted in favour of EU data sharing for criminal justice purposes. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Vincent Cable voted against calling on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Vincent Cable voted for the UK to be involved in a European Supervisory Authority, the European Banking Authority. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Vincent Cable voted against committing to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Vincent Cable voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Vincent Cable voted to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training so long as Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security; and against considering the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt in. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Vincent Cable voted in favour of an EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Vincent Cable voted not to limit the EU's "Europe for Citizens" programme to education about, and reflection on, the Holocaust, armed conflicts and totalitarian regimes in Europe’s history and against explicitly forbidding the programme from promoting European citizenship, integration or institutions. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Vincent Cable voted for a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Vincent Cable voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Vincent Cable voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Vincent Cable voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote

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