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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Steve Webb’s votes
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Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2012.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
41 votes for, 13 votes against, 14 absences, between 2006–2014.
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 against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 11 votes against, between 1997–2012.
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2014.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2014.
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.
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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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