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A selection of Dame Cheryl Gillan’s votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2016.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
44 votes for, 0 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2016.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011.
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2018.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Dame Cheryl Gillan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Dame Cheryl Gillan’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to strengthen penalties against scammers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he was informed that Allan Cook was resigning early as Chairman of HS2 Ltd.
More of Dame Cheryl Gillan’s recent appearances
Former Conservative MP for Chesham and Amersham
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 4 April 2021 — Died
Topics of interest
Dame Cheryl Gillan campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Department for Transport
- High Speed 2 Railway Line
- National Offender Management Service
- High Speed Two
- Probation Service
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 4 Apr 2021)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (16 Jan 2020 to 4 Apr 2021)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (15 Jan 2020 to 4 Apr 2021)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (10 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (25 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (12 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Dec 2003 to 24 Mar 2004)
- Shadow Minister of State (Home Office) (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2001 to 10 May 2003)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (10 May 1998 to 10 May 2001)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (1 Apr 1998 to 5 Apr 2001)
- Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (5 May 1997 to 10 May 1998)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (6 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Member, Procedure Committee (20 Apr 1994 to 17 Oct 1995)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 7 Nov 1995)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 15 Mar 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to charity:
25 July 2020, payment of £250. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 September 2020)
Until 31 March 2020, Member of Advisory Panel on Marketing, GovNet Communications, St James's Buildings, Market St, Manchester M1 6PP. I received £5,000 per annum. Hours: 20 hrs (6 meetings) a year. (Registered 15 May 2014; updated 10 February 2020 and 29 April 2020)
From 5 November 2016, President (unpaid) of the Buckinghamshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. (Registered 08 November 2016)
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