A selection of Alan Haselhurst's votes
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Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 12 absences, between 2003–2016
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2015
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
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, 6 absences, between 2012–2014
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Will my right hon. Friend assure me that her second Government will have high regard for matters of great concern to the Saffron Walden constituency, namely improved railways with extra track capacity, in line with the West Anglia and Great Eastern taskforce reports; the spread of fast broadband to rural communities; and an airspace regime that prioritises noise reduction?
It is very handy to have the opportunity of an extended debate, which has shown that a number of colleagues are concerned about this issue. My hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen) has done us a service by finding an opportunity to raise the matter. I do not need to be reminded that I have been a Member of Parliament for a very rural constituency for a long time. I cannot recall...
Absolutely; on the basis of reports I am getting from constituents, I am beginning to ask myself “where next?” . For historical reasons, Essex has always felt underfunded, and if any of my Essex colleagues were present for tonight’s debate, they would heartily agree, because we are always pressing for more resources. This is now a new situation that has to be confronted.
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Former Conservative MP for Saffron Walden
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Party was Deputy Speaker until 11 Apr 2005; Conservative until 16 May 2005; Deputy Speaker until 12 Apr 2010
Also represented Middleton and Prestwich
Topics of interest
Alan Haselhurst campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Transport
- Leader of the House
- Overseas Students: Scholarships
- Stansted Airport
- London Airports: Night Flying
- London Airports: Passengers
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Administration Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 27 Jul 2010)
- Deputy Speaker (25 May 2010 to 8 Jun 2010)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (25 Mar 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chairman of Ways and Means (1 May 1997 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, European Legislation Sub-Committee on Roads Safety Competence (18 Nov 1993 to 8 Nov 1995)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (29 Jun 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Transport Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, European Legislation Committee (28 May 1982 to 21 Mar 1997)
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Alan Haselhurst’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 88.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 60 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1087 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: LPA
Address of donor: Light & Power House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3AQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket and hospitality for Test Match
at the Oval on 13 August 2016
; estimated value £300-£400
Date received: 13 August 2016
Date accepted: 13 August 2016
Donor status: company, registration no 686429
(Registered 17 August 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My daughter Emma Haselhurst (Mrs. G. Collins) is a Director of Blue Rubicon Ltd. (Registered 03 June 2015
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