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A selection of Jim Cunningham’s votes
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Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016.
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.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 20 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
99 votes for, 21 votes against, 25 absences, between 2006–2019.
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Jim Cunningham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Jim Cunningham’s full vote analysis page for more.
Congratulations on your election, Mr Speaker. I have noted that two or three times the Minister has said that there has been no successful penetration into the British electoral system. Does that imply that there has been unsuccessful penetration into the electoral system, and is that one of the reasons why the report has not been published?
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to introduce drug consumption rooms.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of police stop and search powers in reducing knife crime.
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Former Labour MP for Coventry South
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Coventry South East
Topics of interest
Jim Cunningham campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Domestic Violence
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
- PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Minister of State), Department for Energy and Climate Change (16 Oct 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Solicitor General), Law Officers' Department (10 Nov 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 5 Dec 2005)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2006)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 11 Jul 2005)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 2001)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (9 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (23 Feb 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)
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