As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences 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
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A selection of David Taylor’s votes
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Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, between 1999–2007.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
35 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2006–2009.
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 abstention, 4 absences, between 1997–2004.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2003–2007.
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Taylor’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Taylor’s full vote analysis page for more.
What steps he is taking to increase the security of older people in Northern Ireland.
While I welcome the new "Safer Ageing" strategy, is it not the case that the recent spate of burglaries and attacks on older people in Northern Ireland has had a devastating impact on the individuals affected, and will it not in turn have created a deeper fear of crime across the older population? What practical measures are there in the new plan to reduce that corrosive level of fear?
I am listening very carefully to what the Minister has to say. Does he agree that the bigger polyclinics that are envisaged-where a patient may go and, in a sense, be allocated at random a doctor from a very large panel-will make it very difficult indeed to build a relationship of the type that has been the foundation of our health service since 1948, which is that between a patient and a...
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Former Labour MP for North West Leicestershire
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 26 December 2009 — Died
Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental Official Hospitality
- Mental Health
- Smuggling: Tobacco
- Health Services: Regulation
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 29 Dec 2009)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 29 Dec 2009)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Equality Bill Committee (1 out of 20)
- Chairman, Saving Gateway Accounts Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Chairman, Local Transport Bill Committee (4 out of 10)
- Chairman, Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (4 out of 11)
- Chairman, Pensions Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Chairman, Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Chairman, Consumer Credit Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Chairman, Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill Committee (3 out of 10)
- Chairman, Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill Committee (4 out of 13)
- Chairman, Gender Recognition Bill Committee (3 out of 6)
- Chairman, Promotion of Volunteering Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, European Parliament (Representation) Bill Committee (1 out of 6)
- National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Committee (6 out of 7)
- Finance Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
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