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A selection of Andrew Love’s votes
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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 2011–2014.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011.
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2014.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2010–2015.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Andrew Love’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Andrew Love’s full vote analysis page for more.
As we are talking about rumbling the Government, the election will be an opportunity to scrutinise the Chancellor’s claim about the £30 billion of savings. He has said there will be £12 billion savings from welfare reform but has indicated how only £3 billion will be found. He has said he will get £5 billion from anti-evasion and avoidance measures, but has indicated where only £3...
I thank the Minister for being so good with his time. All the measures in this year’s Budget stoke up demand for housing. It has little or nothing to say about supply. Will that not result in higher house prices?
I want to make some brief comments on a number of issues that have come up in the debate so far: tax simplification, where the impression is being given that these measures will simplify taxation; avoidance and evasion, where there are major problems in delivering on the commitments the Government have given; welfare reform, where the Government’s track record is appalling; and the impact...
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Former Labour MP for Edmonton
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Telephone Advice Lines
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
- Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- PPS (Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Minister of State), Department of Trade and Industry (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) (Registered 17 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: (1) Kamal Exchange Company (2) Government and Parliament of Jordan
(a) Address of donor: (1) Al Shareef Nasir Bin Jameel St 157, 11194, Jordan (2) c/o the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 6 Upper Phillimore Gardens, London W8 7HA
(a) Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Return flights, additional travel costs and one night’s accommodation; estimated value £750 (2) Accommodation, food and travel in and around Amman; estimated value £1,000
(a) Destination of visit: Jordan
(a) Date of visit: 26 November – 2 December 2014
(a) Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary Group
on Jordan delegation to understand more about the political and economic environment in Jordan.
(a) (Registered 22 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London for which a rental income is received.
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