Peter Luff

Former Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

Photo: Neil Howard

Peter Luff generally voted against more powers for local councils

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.

All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 10 Mar 2015: Peter Luff voted to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is "necessary" rather than merely "desirable" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Peter Luff voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Peter Luff voted against boosting housing supply by reforming the development industry; against measures to tackle landbanking; against a new generation of New Towns and Garden Cities and against giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Peter Luff voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Peter Luff voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Peter Luff voted against a proposal to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Peter Luff voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Peter Luff voted for an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Peter Luff voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Peter Luff voted against requiring local councils to keep the amount they spend on council tax reductions for those in financial need the same from year to year. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Peter Luff voted against delaying enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Peter Luff voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Peter Luff voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Peter Luff voted t to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Peter Luff voted for the Secretary of State to have the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Peter Luff voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 142 — Directions Releated to Prohibited Actvitity in Parliament Square Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Peter Luff voted to recommend publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Peter Luff voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Peter Luff voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Peter Luff was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Peter Luff voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Peter Luff voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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