Alistair Burt’s voting in Parliament
Alistair Burt is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Alistair Burt’s votes.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2018
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 77 votes against, 26 absences, between 2008–2018
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, 7 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
40 votes for, 0 votes against, 14 absences, between 2011–2016
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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018
We are concerned by reports of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations by the Houthis, including attacks on civilians and blockages of humanitarian aid in Taiz. We have regularly addressed our concerns about the Houthis' compliance with IHL in Parliament, most recently on 3 July in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
We are concerned by reports of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations by the Houthis, including attacks on civilians in Aden and Taiz; intimidation of UN ships attempting to dock at Aden; the use of schools and hospitals for military purposes; the use of child soldiers; and the targeting of aid workers and restrictions on humanitarian access. We have regularly...
As Chair-in-Office, the UK is working with Commonwealth partners to ensure the delivery of commitments set out in the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) communique and to build a Commonwealth which is fairer and more prosperous, sustainable, and secure. The Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth Member States have already made good progress in the two months following CHOGM. For...
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Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Bury North
Topics of interest
Alistair Burt campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Individual Learning Accounts
- Yarl's Wood
- Departmental Correspondence
- Yarl's Wood Detention Centre
- Asylum Seekers
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (since 13 Jun 2017)
- Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (since 13 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- The Minister of State, Department of Health (8 May 2015 to 13 Jul 2016)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (30 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Committee of Selection (25 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (20 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (10 May 2005 to 20 Jan 2008)
- Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, International Development Committee (18 Nov 2002 to 17 Nov 2003)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
- Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 4 Mar 2002)
- Member, International Development Committee (1 Jan 2001 to 12 Nov 2001)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Dec 2002)
- Minister (Department of Social Security) (Disabled) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (14 Apr 1992 to 6 Jul 1995)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Alistair Burt’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 88.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1359 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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