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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Mike Hancock’s votes
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Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
7 votes for, 3 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2014.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2004–2011.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
19 votes for, 13 votes against, 2 abstentions, 34 absences, between 2006–2014.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2013.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2008–2014.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mike Hancock’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mike Hancock’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs has made special arrangements with English Premier League clubs about their tax affairs.
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of football players in the English Premier League who pay no tax in the UK from their earnings.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was raised by his Department from the sale of the former Kingston Prison site in Portsmouth.
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Former Independent MP for Portsmouth South
Entered the House of Commons on 14 June 1984 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Party was Liberal Democrat until 2 Jun 2013
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Animal Experiments
- Parliamentary Questions
- Retirement Age
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 11 Jul 2014)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (6 Apr 2000 to 5 Apr 2001)
- Member, Defence Committee (1 Feb 1999 to 24 Oct 2011)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 5 May 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (3 Apr 1997 to 1 Apr 1999)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (21 Nov 1986 to 16 Mar 1987)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (21 Nov 1986 to 16 Mar 1987)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor and an Executive Member of Portsmouth City Council
. Address: Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2BG.
March 2014 received basic allowance of £850. Hours: 30-40 hrs. (Registered 14 April 2014)
April 2014 received basic allowance of £850. Hours: 30-40 hrs. (Registered 14 April 2014)
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