Vincent Cable

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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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 24 Oct 2019: Vincent Cable voted to reject the UK Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Vincent Cable voted against removing rights for EU, Swiss and Turkish nationals to pursue business activities in the UK following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 15 Oct 2019: Vincent Cable voted against transferring powers to set certain technical environmental regulations from the EU to the UK on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Vincent Cable voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Vincent Cable voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2019: Vincent Cable voted to enable the House of Commons to pass a bill to require the Prime Minister to seek to delay withdrawal to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, unless doing so is approved by MPs. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Vincent Cable voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2019: Vincent Cable voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Vincent Cable voted not to remove protections against traders discriminating against customers on the basis of a customer's nationality or location if the UK withdraws from the EU Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on EU Withdrawal and Future Relationship — Motion (C) Customs Union Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on EU Withdrawal and Future Relationship — Motion (D) Common Market 2.0 — Retain Relatively Free Movement of People and Goods via European Free Trade Association Membership — External Tarriff Alignment with the EU Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Vincent Cable voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Vincent Cable voted not 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 13 Feb 2019: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Securitisation Regulations 2018 — Proposal to Revoke — Regulation of Conversion of Loans into Securities — European Union Law Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2019: Vincent Cable voted against allowing the Government to update UK law to correspond with EU financial services laws currently making their way through the European legislative process. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Vincent Cable voted to retain arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Vincent Cable voted no on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Delay Withdrawal — Rule-Out No-Deal — Scotland to Remain in the European Union Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Vincent Cable voted not to make European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss nationals, and their family members, subject to UK immigration controls. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Vincent Cable voted to maintain and improve coordination and cooperation between EU member states in the field of policing and justice, particularly in relation to serious organised crime. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Vincent Cable voted no on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Vincent Cable voted against amending the law on accounts and reports from corporate bodies to remove the involvement of the European Union and to remove preferential treatment of bodies from the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Vincent Cable voted to make the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant a negotiating objective during negotiations over the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Vincent Cable voted to make it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, to make reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 19 — Seek Full Access to European Union Internal Market via Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Vincent Cable voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, an international agreement which enables the UK to continue to participate in the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Vincent Cable voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Vincent Cable voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Vincent Cable voted for incompatibility with the general principles of EU law to continue to be actionable in UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Vincent Cable voted in favour of steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Vincent Cable voted for a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Vincent Cable voted to require an agreement for the UK to remain a member of the EU single market and customs union before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Vincent Cable voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Vincent Cable voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Vincent Cable voted not to preserve, on the UK's withdrawal from the EU all rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures present in UK law as a result of the UK's membership of the EU. An explanatory statement explains the proposal not to preserve these provisions was intended as a step towards an alternative proposal to take even stronger steps to preserve them. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Vincent Cable voted to retain a EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Vincent Cable voted for the UK to retain the EU's common customs tariff and common commercial policy. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Vincent Cable voted for a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 22 — European Economic Area Agreement — Single Market Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Vincent Cable voted in favour of retaining laws which were required by the UK's membership of the European single market. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Vincent Cable voted to require the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and to require the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Vincent Cable voted for the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights to remain part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Vincent Cable voted to retain the general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation, EU directives and European Court of justice case law, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Vincent Cable voted to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Vincent Cable voted for the UK to remain a member of the European Communities, and for new European Union law to remain incorporated in UK law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — UK Courts and Tribunals — Regard for European Court and European Union Decisions 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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 17 Jan 2014: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill 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 4 Dec 2013: Vincent Cable voted in favour of an EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru 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 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 6 Nov 2012: Vincent Cable voted for the UK to be involved in a European Supervisory Authority, the European Banking Authority. 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 24 Apr 2012: Vincent Cable voted in favour of EU data sharing for criminal justice purposes. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — European Union 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 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 24 May 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance 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 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 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 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 10 Nov 2010: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Vincent Cable voted to establish the European Union External Action Service. 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 11 Mar 2009: Vincent Cable voted no on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks 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 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 21 Jan 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Vincent Cable voted yes on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Vincent Cable voted no on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading 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 26 Oct 2006: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • 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

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