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A selection of Steve Pound's votes
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Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 10 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 41 votes against, 11 absences, between 2010–2016
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, 16 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2018
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
97 votes for, 9 votes against, 39 absences, between 2006–2019
We have lots more plain English analysis of Steve Pound’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Steve Pound’s full vote analysis page for more.
May I begin by apologising, Madam Deputy Speaker, because there has been so much Northern Irish business over the past week that I have made my farewell speech 15 times? I am now known as the Dame Nellie Melba of west London. If anyone wishes to say any nice things about me, please let them not feel constrained by the fact that they have been said a few times already. I leave this House with...
Even when I was making my speech to the Strangford Democratic Unionist party, he wanted to intervene on me! On that particular occasion I said, “Is there anything to drink?” He said, “Yes, orange juice.” I said, “Any particular sort?” He said, “Bitter orange juice.” And then there is the hon. Member for Ribble Valley (Mr Evans), with whom I bonded in Hong Kong. There are...
I have to say that this is not an easy day to be in the House—it is not an easy time to hear the Secretary of State’s words—and I pay wholehearted tribute to him for quite simply one of the most powerful speeches I have ever heard in my 22 years on these Benches. He spoke from the heart and he spoke from a deep humanity. We have to pay tribute to him for those words, which were...
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Former Labour MP for Ealing North
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Steve Pound campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Local Government and the Regions
- Deputy Prime Minister
- RAF Northolt
- Forensic Science Service
- Tenancy Money
- Prison Service
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (22 Nov 2010 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (6 May 2010 to 21 Nov 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury (16 Oct 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Stephen Timms, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions (29 Jan 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Nov 2007 to 2 Nov 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Stephen Timms, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (28 Jun 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Hazel Blears, Minister without Portfolio), Cabinet Office (27 Jun 2006 to 15 Mar 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Hazel Blears, Minister without Portfolio), Minister without Portfolio and Party Chair (8 May 2006 to 27 Jun 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Hazel Blears, Minister of State), Home Office (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (17 Nov 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (14 Jun 1999 to 6 Nov 2007)
- Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Aug 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Drew University, 99 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LA:
31 October 2018 received £870 for a series of seminars and debates, acting as a political co-ordinator for the autumn semester. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2018)
Payments from DODS
Group plc, Level 11, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, for speaking at Westminster Explained events. All payments donated to charity. (Registered 15 May 2015; updated 16 March 2017)
14 November 2018, received £150 for an event on 11 October 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2018)
14 November 2018, received £150 for an event on 30 October 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2018)
14 February 2019, received £150 for an event on 22 January 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2019)
14 February 2019, received £150 for an event on 31 January 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Maggie Pound, as part-time constituency
Caseworker. (Updated 21 May 2015)
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