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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David Drew has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 23 May 2018
It is a delight to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I am pleased to say that I agree almost entirely with the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies), but I come at the issue from a completely different perspective. We may come to the same conclusion, but we have different reasons for wanting the abolition of the House of Lords. I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman was...
That may be true, but I am an idealist, and I believe that we ought to seek out the best solution. Otherwise, we will always end up compromising—although compromises may well have to be allowed along the way. Let me concentrate for a moment on the Commons. I have always argued that one of the problems with the Commons is that we pass too much bad legislation and we rely on the Lords to...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make an announcement on proposals to improve access to the A419 from Junction 13 of the M5.
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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
- Western Sahara
- Bovine Tuberculosis
- Bovine TB
- Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
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 126 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Drew’s speeches
- Has received answers to 637 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 79.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- 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") 820 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ecotricity Ltd, Lion House, 2 Rowcroft, Stroud GL5 3BY, for consultancy work:
17 June 2017
, received £1,276.77. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 22 June 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: CWU
Address of donor: Gloucester North Delivery Office, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4AA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 22 June 2017)
Name of donor: CWU Bristol
Address of donor: 20 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol BS5 9JA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 22 June 2017)
Member (unpaid) of the Advisory Board of Forest Green Rovers Football Club. In return for undertaking voluntary activities, I occasionally receive hospitality in home and away directors' boxes. (Registered 12 September 2017)
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