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A selection of John Cummings’s votes
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Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2007.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 4 votes against, 5 absences, between 2003–2007.
Voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2007.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2004.
We have lots more plain English analysis of John Cummings’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Cummings’s full vote analysis page for more.
I intend to call hon. Members to make the winding-up speeches at half past the hour.
Order. Behave yourselves and we will get through the debate.
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Former Labour MP for Easington
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Trade and Industry
- Education and Skills
- Industrial Diseases
- Incapacity Benefit
- WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jun 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 28 Jun 2006)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee of £150 for opinion survey from IPSOS MORI
, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY.
Hours: 1 hour. Fee donated directly to charity. (Registered 8 July 2009).
Fee of £30 for completing opinion survey from AVIVA Insurance UK
Limited, 8 Surrey Street, Norwich, NR1 3NG. Hours: 45mins. Fee donated directly to charity. (Registered 8 July 2009)
Fee of £50 for completing survey for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA. Hours: 30mins. Fee donated directly to charity. (Registered 25 August 2009)
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