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A selection of David Winnick's votes
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Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 19 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2015
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 47 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, between 2007–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Winnick’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Winnick’s full vote analysis page for more.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Because Question 1 was closed, there was no opportunity to follow up that particular point about the west midlands. Is it possible to put it on the record that, if there had been an opportunity, Labour Members—certainly me and other hon. Members from the west midlands—would have restated that public services have been crippled in the west midlands as a...
Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. In order that there should be no misunderstanding, because the right hon. Member for New Forest West (Sir Desmond Swayne) gave the strong impression that I was not standing, I was desperately trying to catch your eye. If I may say so, the right hon. Gentleman and I have all the differences in the world, I am sure, but I have always looked on him...
Thank you, Sir Edward, for calling me to speak. I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), who made some valid points. Because of time, I will simply concentrate on the Willenhall Crown post office in the Walsall Borough. A second attempt is being made to close it. The first attempt was in 2013, which led to an Adjournment debate. The town was...
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Former Labour MP for Walsall North
Entered the House of Commons on 31 March 1966 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Croydon South
Topics of interest
David Winnick campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- House of Commons Commission
- Members: Correspondence
- Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
- UK Border Agency: Correspondence
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (1 Jun 1997 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (15 May 1989 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Member, Procedure Committee (2 Mar 1989 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 15 May 1989)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 1 Jun 1987)
- Member, Environment Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Winnick’s speeches
- Has received answers to 44 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 40 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1928 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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