A selection of Peter Tapsell's votes
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Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2013
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 7 votes against, 4 absences, between 1998–2012
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2011–2012
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
16 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2010–2013
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
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May I assure my right hon. Friend—[Interruption.]
May I assure my right hon. Friend that I am not a paid trade union official but I fear that if Members of the House are not allowed a second job, membership of it will soon be largely confined to the inheritors of substantial fortunes or to those with rich spouses, or to obsessive crackpots or those who are unemployable anywhere else?
May I put it to the Prime Minister that from President Monroe onwards it has been generally acknowledged by leaders of great powers that, for the avoidance of war, it is often wise to acknowledge the concept of traditional spheres of authority and power; and that although Ukraine is of absolutely no significant strategic importance to Britain, Greece most certainly is; and that unless western...
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Former Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle
Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Linsey East; Horncastle; Nottingham West
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Prime Minister
- Crimes of Violence: Lincolnshire
- Pension Schemes
- Army: Afghanistan
Other offices held in the past
- Father of the House of Commons (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (14 Nov 2002 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1977 to 1 Jun 1978)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 1976 to 1 Jun 1977)
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Peter Tapsell’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 50.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 84 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 445 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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