As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
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A selection of Geoff Hoon’s votes
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Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2007.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2003–2007.
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
40 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2006–2009.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2004.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Geoff Hoon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Geoff Hoon’s full vote analysis page for more.
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Former Labour MP for Ashfield
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Other offices held in the past
- Secretary of State, Department for Transport (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Chief Whip (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Chairman, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 16 May 2006)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Lord Privy Seal (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (11 Oct 1999 to 11 May 2005)
- Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (17 May 1999 to 11 Oct 1999)
- Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department (28 Jul 1998 to 17 May 1999)
- Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: Silverstone Circuits Limited
Address of donor : Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets and hospitality for my wife and me at the British Grand Prix 2009 on 21 June 2009, value £2,139.
Date of receipt of donation: 21 June 2009
Date of acceptance of donation: 21 June 2009
Donor status: company
(Registered 20 July 2009)
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