John Healey

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

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Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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John Healey voted a mixture of for and against fixed periods between parliamentary elections

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 fixed periods between parliamentary elections:

  • On 23 Oct 2014: John Healey was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: John Healey was absent for a vote on Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Both Houses of Parliament to Approve General Election Date Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: John Healey voted against holding general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: John Healey voted in favour of exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament as well as to preserve the monarch's powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: John Healey was absent for a vote on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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