How Andy Burnham voted on Social Issues #

  • Generally voted for equal gay rights Show votes
  • Almost always voted for smoking bans Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the hunting ban Show votes
  • Almost always voted for allowing marriage between two people of same sex Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against laws to promote equality and human rights Show votes
  • Has never voted on allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

How Andy Burnham voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

  • Generally voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas Show votes
  • Consistently voted for the Iraq war Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for strengthening the Military Covenant Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Welfare and Benefits #

  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted against making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Taxation and Employment #

  • Almost always voted against raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted against higher taxes on alcoholic drinks Show votes
  • Generally voted against higher taxes on plane tickets Show votes
  • Generally voted against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000 Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for a banker’s bonus tax Show votes
  • Generally voted against higher taxes on banks Show votes
  • Generally voted for an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax) Show votes
  • Almost always voted against allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for Show votes
  • Almost always voted against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Business and the Economy #

  • Generally voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stronger tax incentives for companies to invest in assets Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Health #

  • Almost always voted for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients Show votes
  • Consistently voted for introducing foundation hospitals Show votes
  • Almost always voted for smoking bans Show votes
  • Has never voted on allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

How Andy Burnham voted on Education #

  • Generally voted against greater autonomy for schools Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against academy schools Show votes
  • Consistently voted against ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Constitutional Reform #

  • Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against a transparent Parliament Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament Show votes
  • Generally voted for more powers for local councils Show votes
  • Consistently voted against a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Home Affairs #

  • Generally voted for a stricter asylum system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests Show votes
  • Consistently voted for introducing ID cards Show votes
  • Generally voted against the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners Show votes
  • Almost always voted for requiring the mass retention of information about communications Show votes
  • Almost always voted against stronger enforcement of immigration rules Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Environmental Issues #

  • Generally voted for measures to prevent climate change Show votes
  • Generally voted against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles Show votes
  • Consistently voted against selling England’s state owned forests Show votes
  • Generally voted against higher taxes on plane tickets Show votes
  • Generally voted for financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods Show votes
  • Generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis Show votes
  • Generally voted against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas Show votes

How Andy Burnham voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater regulation of gambling Show votes
  • Consistently voted for slowing the rise in rail fares Show votes
  • Generally voted against capping civil service redundancy payments Show votes
  • Consistently voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws Show votes
  • Consistently voted against the privatisation of Royal Mail Show votes
  • Generally voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases Show votes
  • Generally voted against restricting the scope of legal aid Show votes
  • Generally voted against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions Show votes
  • Generally voted against a statutory register of lobbyists Show votes
  • Almost always voted against limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases Show votes
  • Consistently voted for restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents Show votes
  • Generally voted against the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement Show votes

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