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A selection of Tony Cunningham's votes
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Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 16 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2013
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, between 2010–2013
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012
We have lots more plain English analysis of Tony Cunningham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tony Cunningham’s full vote analysis page for more.
To emphasise just how serious the consequences are, I point out that Steve Hinks’s daughter, to whom my hon. Friend may be referring, is often asleep for 23 hours a day. That is how serious the consequences are.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he plans that upgrading of (a) oil boilers and (b) LPG boilers will be mandated to installing energy companies as being available to qualifying householders under the revised Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what accreditation staff in her Department undertaking professional programme management training receive; and how many people at each grade in her Department have received such training.
More of Tony Cunningham’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Workington
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Meningitis: Vaccination
- Developing Countries: Health Services
- Health Services
- Plastics: Recycling
- Food Banks
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Development Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Government Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Committee of Selection (10 May 2006 to 9 May 2013)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 May 2005 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Member, Catering Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Mr Elliot Morley, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 26 Apr 2004)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (7 Jun 2001 to 19 Jul 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Tony Cunningham’s speeches
- Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 48 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 84 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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