David Drew’s voting in Parliament
David Drew is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
However, David Drew sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
David Drew almost always voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
David Drew voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
David Drew consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
David Drew generally voted against equal gay rights, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
David Drew generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Last updated: 20 Mar 2019
It is good to hear that children’s centres still exist in some parts of the country. In my constituency we only have two left. Does my hon. Friend agree that the problem is that it is locking the NHS in? That may be only a Gloucestershire problem, or it may happen further afield as well. We seem to have failed with the idea that it should be education, police and children’s services in...
I am struck by the fact that each of the various counselling organisations in my constituency has stressed to me how much worse children’s mental health has become since we lost the children’s network, particularly in rural areas. Those organisations are picking up a deluge of children who previously would have received at least some early support. That is not there anymore. It is a great...
Children’s centres in general.
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Stroud
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General 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
- Home Department
- Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
- Western Sahara
- Bovine Tuberculosis
- Bovine TB
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 3 Jul 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- 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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- Has spoken in 151 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Drew’s speeches
- Has received answers to 636 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.19% 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 863 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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