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Theresa May

Conservative MP for Maidenhead

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Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo: Oxfam International

Theresa May generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

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 measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 5 Feb 2020: Theresa May voted not to call on the Government to develop and implement a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Theresa May voted against rebuilding the economy so it works for the many, not just rewarding those at the top, and against a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Theresa May was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 15 — VAT on Installation of Energy Saving Materials Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Theresa May voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Theresa May voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Theresa May voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Theresa May voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Theresa May voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Theresa May voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Theresa May voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Enabling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits to be Applied to Stations Which Fit Pollution Abatement Equipment Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Theresa May voted against requiring the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 10 — Financial Incentives for Larger Small Scale Low Carbon Generation Plants Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Theresa May voted not to exempt electricity generation plants using carbon capture and storage technology from annual carbon dioxide emissions limits during a commissioning and proving period of up to three years. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause 22 — UK Green Investment Bank — Duty to Support Climate Change Act Targets Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Bring Forward Date Landlords of Private Rented Homes Must Follow Domestic Energy Efficiency Regulations Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2009: Theresa May voted to call on the Government to sign up to the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Electricity generating station performance standards — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Theresa May voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Theresa May voted to require the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Theresa May voted to require the Government to establish a renewable energy feed-in tariff Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Theresa May voted no on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2000: Theresa May voted no on "Table — 20. Climate change levy Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2000: Theresa May was absent for a vote on Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill Show vote

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