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A selection of Steve Webb's votes
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Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
26 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2015
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
20 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2008–2013
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 11 votes against, between 1997–2012
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2015
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
14 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2012–2014
We have lots more plain English analysis of Steve Webb’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Steve Webb’s full vote analysis page for more.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell, on 13 October 2014 to Question UIN 208928.
The assessment of the gender impact of fees and charges for the new Child Maintenance Service was published in the Equality Impact Assessment for the Child Support Fees Regulations 2013. This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/220219/eia-child-support-fees.pdf.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), replied on the 25 March 2015.
More of Steve Webb’s recent appearances
Former Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury and Yate
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Northavon
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Benefit Fraud
- Tax Credits
- Pension Credit
- Child Support Agency
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (13 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (7 Oct 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (20 Dec 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2001)
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Steve Webb’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 66 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1275 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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