Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Joan Ryan generally voted for more powers for local councils

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 powers for local councils:

  • On 23 May 2018: Joan Ryan was absent for a vote on Boundary Changes — West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council — Review by Local Government Boundary Commission Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Joan Ryan was absent for a vote on Proposal for Single Tier of Local Government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole — Invitation from the Secretary of State Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Joan Ryan was absent for a vote on Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill — Clause 1 — Victims of Domestic Abuse — Benefit Reduction in Respect of Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Joan Ryan voted to make the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Joan Ryan voted against giving a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Joan Ryan voted to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Joan Ryan voted to give local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Joan Ryan voted for local councils, rather than central Government, , to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Joan Ryan voted to require the local retention of funds from selling high value council homes where there is a local need for social housing. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Joan Ryan voted against requiring local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Joan Ryan voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Joan Ryan voted against giving local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Joan Ryan voted to require the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Joan Ryan was absent for a vote on Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Clause 3 — Make Creation of a Combined Authority Conditional on Having Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Joan Ryan voted against allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and against enabling councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote

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