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A selection of Vernon Coaker's votes
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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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of Vernon Coaker’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Vernon Coaker’s full vote analysis page for more.
Emily, could you say a little about the difficulty with elderly people disclosing the fact that they are victims of this sort of abuse, and how difficult that must be? This morning, somebody raised the issue of older people, and I think this is a problem as you get older—hopefully, younger people have a different attitude, which is that you don’t suffer in silence. Have you made any...
Q In your evidence to us just a few minutes ago, you said that there were some issues with the Bill and that you would be happy to share them with the Committee. Could you please do that?
Q Say that again. Four?
More of Vernon Coaker’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Gedling
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Vernon Coaker campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Home Office
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Public Expenditure
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Government Whip (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Social Security Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 1 Feb 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Vernon Coaker’s speeches
- Has received answers to 90 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 76.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 82 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 805 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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