As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
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A selection of David Drew’s votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2003–2007.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007.
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, between 1997–2017.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010.
Consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2008–2019.
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Drew’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Drew’s full vote analysis page for more.
One of the problems in the retail sector now is that some shopkeepers are just giving up reporting the crime. The Government have to grasp the issue of serious under-reporting.
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson) on outlining the major points. I want to say one thing to the Minister: the £200 de minimis level is now so counterproductive that it is causing as many problems as it solves. I accept that it is not easy to get a prosecution. It has to go through the police...
May I start by saying what an honour it is to sit next to my right hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd) who will be sadly missed? I completely associate myself with the remarks that were made by the right hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis). I want to say something rather different, Mr Speaker. I want to take you back to a trip that we made together to Sudan. I know...
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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Stroud
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 12 Apr 2010
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
- Western Sahara
- Bovine TB
- Bovine Tuberculosis
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (3 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, South West Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, South West Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Agriculture Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (3 Feb 1998 to 20 Jan 2000)
- Member, Procedure Committee (31 Jul 1997 to 27 Nov 2001)
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