David Drew

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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Stroud Labour/Co-operative

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

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.

David Drew has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Police Employer Pension Contributions 14 Nov 2018

    My hon. Friend is making a truly excellent contribution. Does he accept that one problem—we see this in Gloucestershire—is that an increasing number of police officers do not see through their course of duty? They are retiring early, which has a huge impact on the pension fund because they are not contributing for their whole 30-year service, as they used to, and that is having a...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Military Attachés 14 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November Question 185485 on Sudan: Military Attachés, whether the UK military attaché has been present at a graduation ceremony for the Rapid Support Forces soldiers since May 2017.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria 14 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Questions 185481 and 185482 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria, what criteria Natural England uses to specify minimum effort in culling badgers in Cumbria; and how does Natural England measure the effectiveness and success of that effort.

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Profile

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

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Sudan
  • 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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 137 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Drew’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 726 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 75.78% 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") 840 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

8. Miscellaneous
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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