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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Kelvin Hopkins's votes
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Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
4 votes for, 17 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2019
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
6 votes for, 6 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2017
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2018
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 43 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of Kelvin Hopkins’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Kelvin Hopkins’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the implications for its policies of the recommendations made by the Institution of Civil Engineers in its paper entitled Reducing the gap between cost estimates and outturns for major projects and programmes.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
There were 1.2 million hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption in England in 2017-18—3% up on the previous year. Hospital admissions due to alcohol-related liver disease have increased by 43% in the last 10 years, and alcohol problems now cost the NHS an estimated £3.5 billion every year in England alone. Why have the Government not properly recognised the enormous and growing...
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Former Independent MP for Luton North
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour until 1 Nov 2017
Topics of interest
Kelvin Hopkins campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Transport
- Education and Skills
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Govia Thameslink Railway
- Railways: Freight
- Railways: Franchises
- Directly Operated Railways
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (5 Jul 2016 to 7 Oct 2016)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 18 Jul 2016)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Mar 2011)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Apr 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Oct 2002 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
Unremunerated trustee of the Association for Accountancy and Business Affairs Limited, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. (Registered 06 March 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Patricia Hopkins, as part-time Constituency
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