Alun Michael

Former Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth

@AlunMichael

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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17 Oct 2012

  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted against establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) — Clause 52 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) — Clause 61 — Members’ approval of directors’ remuneration policy Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) — Clause 4 — The UK Green Investment Bank: financial assistance Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted to require the the UK Green Investment Bank to explicitly act in support of the target of reducing UK carbon emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) — Clause 13 — Power by order to increase or decrease limit of compensatory award Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) — Clause 12 — Confidentiality of negotiations before termination of employment Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted in favour of proposed European Union action to regulate emissions of pollutants from ships. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted no on Deferred Divisions — Public Bodies Show vote

16 Oct 2012

  • On 16 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted no on Attorney-General — Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Show vote

15 Oct 2012

  • On 15 Oct 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Home Department — Clause 1 — Expenditure on financial assistance for the provision of infrastructure Show vote

12 Sep 2012

  • On 12 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted no on Prime Minister — Social Security Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Prime Minister — Clause 10 — Action against a person who was not the author, editor etc Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted yes on Prime Minister — Clause 5 — Operators of websites Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted not to exempt defamation cases from capping of no-win no-fee success fees and provisions to prevent costs awards relating to legal insurance premiums. Show vote

11 Sep 2012

  • On 11 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted to reduce tuition fees to £6,000, funded by reversing the corporation tax cut for banks and requiring graduates earning over £65,000 a year to pay higher interest rates on their student loans. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted for the publication of the business case for the “Universal Credit” scheme. Show vote

10 Sep 2012

  • On 10 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted to require a report assessing the impact of the European Stability Mechanism on the economic performance of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted to require a report assessing the impact of the European Stability Mechanism on the risks to the interests and obligations of the United Kingdom from eurozone instability. Show vote

5 Sep 2012

  • On 5 Sep 2012: Alun Michael voted against levying a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 affordable homes, against investing in infrastructure, and against cutting VAT on works on homes. Show vote

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