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Shaun Woodward

Former Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston

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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Shaun Woodward voted a mixture of for and 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

All votes about fixed periods between parliamentary elections:

  • On 23 Oct 2014: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Shaun Woodward voted to require a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Shaun Woodward voted in favour of exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament as well as to preserve the monarch's powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: Shaun Woodward was absent for a vote on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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