Liam Fox

Conservative MP for North Somerset

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Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Liam Fox generally voted for academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: Liam Fox voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Liam Fox voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Liam Fox voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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