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Chris Ruane

Former Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd

@ChrisRuane2017

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

Photo: tristam sparks

Chris Ruane generally voted for more EU integration

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 EU integration:

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Chris Ruane voted against removing rights for EU, Swiss and Turkish nationals to pursue business activities in the UK following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 15 Oct 2019: Chris Ruane voted against transferring powers to set certain technical environmental regulations from the EU to the UK on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Chris Ruane voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Chris Ruane voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2019: Chris Ruane voted to enable the House of Commons to pass a bill to require the Prime Minister to seek to delay withdrawal to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, unless doing so is approved by MPs. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Chris Ruane voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2019: Chris Ruane voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on The Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 — Traders Discriminating Based on Nationality or Location of Customer Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Chris Ruane voted for a permanent and comprehensive United Kingdom-wide customs union with the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Chris Ruane voted for continued relatively free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the UK, EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, achieved via membership of European Free Trade Association (EFTA); and for external tariff alignment between the UK and the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Chris Ruane voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Chris Ruane voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2019: Chris Ruane voted against making European Union laws regulating converting loans into "securities" for sale to investors effective and enforceable in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2019: Chris Ruane voted against allowing the Government to update UK law to correspond with EU financial services laws currently making their way through the European legislative process. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Chris Ruane voted to retain arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Delay Withdrawal — Rule-Out No-Deal — Scotland to Remain in the European Union Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — UK Immigration Controls for EU Citizens Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Chris Ruane voted against maintaining and improving coordination and cooperation between EU member states in the field of policing and justice, particularly in relation to serious organised crime. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Chris Ruane voted no on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Chris Ruane voted against amending the law on accounts and reports from corporate bodies to remove the involvement of the European Union and to remove preferential treatment of bodies from the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Chris Ruane voted to make the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant a negotiating objective during negotiations over the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Chris Ruane voted to make it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, to make reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Ruane voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, full access to the internal market of the EU rather than merely European Economic Area membership. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Seek Participation in European Economic Area via EU Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Ruane voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Ruane voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Ruane voted for incompatibility with the general principles of EU law to continue to be actionable in UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Ruane voted in favour of steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Chris Ruane voted for a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill -Clause 9 — Continued Membership of EU Single Market and Customs Union as Prerequisite for Regulations Implementing Withdrawal Agreement Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Chris Ruane voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Chris Ruane voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Chris Ruane voted not to preserve, on the UK's withdrawal from the EU all rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures present in UK law as a result of the UK's membership of the EU. An explanatory statement explains the proposal not to preserve these provisions was intended as a step towards an alternative proposal to take even stronger steps to preserve them. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Chris Ruane voted to retain a EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 13 — UK Retaining EU Common Customs Tarriff and Common Customs Policy Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Chris Ruane voted for a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Chris Ruane voted to prevent ministers withdrawing the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Chris Ruane voted to require the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and to require the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Chris Ruane voted for the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights to remain part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Chris Ruane voted to retain the general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation, EU directives and European Court of justice case law, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Chris Ruane voted to require courts or tribunals to pay due regard to any relevant decision of the European Court after the UK's withdrawal from the EU Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Chris Ruane voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Chris Ruane voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Chris Ruane voted for the UK to rejoin a series of European Union schemes for closer police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Chris Ruane voted for continued close working between the UK and other European Union states on criminal justice as well as for associated data protection measures. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Chris Ruane voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Chris Ruane voted for a commitment to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Chris Ruane voted against opting out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Chris Ruane voted to consider the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training; and against making opting in conditional on Europol not being given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Chris Ruane voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Chris Ruane voted to call on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Chris Ruane voted not to commend the Prime Minister for refusing to sign up to an EU Treaty without safeguards for the UK. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Chris Ruane voted to support stronger governance of the Schengen area and adding Bulgaria and Romania to it. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Chris Ruane voted in favour of an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Chris Ruane voted against working closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Chris Ruane was absent for a vote on European Union External Action Service Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2009: Chris Ruane voted to require public communications providers retain certain categories of communications data, which they generate or process, for a minimum period of 12 months. Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2009: Chris Ruane voted yes on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2009: Chris Ruane voted no on Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted against enabling a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Chris Ruane voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Chris Ruane voted yes on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Chris Ruane voted yes on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Chris Ruane voted yes on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Chris Ruane voted yes on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • On 16 May 2006: Chris Ruane voted no on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show vote

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