Malcolm Wicks

Former Labour MP for Croydon North

Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Malcolm Wicks generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections

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.

Key votes about fixed periods between parliamentary elections:

  • On 13 Jul 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted to require a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted against holding general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Malcolm Wicks was absent for a vote on Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Early General Elections Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: Malcolm Wicks was absent for a vote on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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