Sylvia Hermon’s voting in Parliament
This is a selection of Sylvia Hermon’s votes.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2004–2011
Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2010–2017
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 13 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
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Last updated: 19 Apr 2017
I am grateful to the Minister for kindly and enthusiastically giving way. There appears to be one key issue that he, to my disappointment, has not yet addressed. The issue was raised by a couple of people who contributed valuably this afternoon, and it is about Sinn Féin’s allowances in this place when they sit as absentee MPs. Are this Government prepared to take a hard-line,...
The right hon. Gentleman has made a valuable point. We are heading towards a general election campaign, and harsh words will be said by one party about another, because that is what happens during general election campaigns. Will he take this opportunity to reassure the people of Northern Ireland that even during the campaign, there will be low-level discussions—perhaps not even...
If my memory serves me correctly, the written statement published by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland last week indicated that there had actually been some progress among the parties in the talks, and that those talks had not been a complete waste of time. It would be very helpful for the people of Northern Ireland—and, indeed, this House—to understand where progress...
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Independent MP for North Down
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Party was UUP until 12 Apr 2010
Topics of interest
Sylvia Hermon campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Juvenile Justice Centre
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
- Alzheimer's Disease
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Oct 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Jan 2003 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2002 to 8 May 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Women) (10 May 2001 to 8 May 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2001 to 8 May 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (10 May 2001 to 8 May 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Sylvia Hermon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — well 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.
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 235 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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