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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Andrew MacKay’s votes
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Almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 9 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, between 1997–2004.
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 37 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2009.
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007.
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Andrew MacKay’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Andrew MacKay’s full vote analysis page for more.
I had always assumed that the Leader of the House was in favour of our freedom of information legislation, so why did she not answer the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for North-West Hampshire (Sir George Young) and say that the relevant Departments will now no longer block the requests concerning the selling of the gold and the effect on pensioners of taxation under the Prime...
What recent assessment he has made of the activities of dissident republicans in Northern Ireland.
Will the Secretary of State confirm that there is no hiding place for violent republican dissidents across the border, and that co-operation has never been better, particularly under the new Garda commissioner?
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Former Conservative MP for Bracknell
Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1977 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Also represented Berkshire East; Birmingham Stechford
Topics of interest
- Northern Ireland
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Crash Barriers
- RAF Staff College
- Devolved Government
Other offices held in the past
- Senior Parliamentary & Political Advisor To David Cameron (16 Dec 2005 to 4 Jun 2009)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Dec 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
- Deputy Chairman (Candidates), Conservative Party (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received payment of £150 for completing survey for Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 4 August 2009)
Consultant giving strategic advice to social enterprise company Slivers of Time. Address: Essex House, 375-377 High Street, London E15 4QZ.
Received payment of £1000 for November 2009. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 December 2009)
Received payment of £1000 for December 2009. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 5 January 2010)
Received payment of £1000 for January 2010. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 4 March 2010)
14th January 2010, received £150. Hours: 1 hr 10 mins. (Registered 20 January 2010)
3 February 2010, received £150. Hours: 1 hr 10 mins. (Registered 5 February 2010)
Participated in a January Panel Survey. Address: ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Received payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 March 2010)
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