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A selection of Sylvia Hermon’s votes
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Voted for 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.
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 8 absences, between 2015–2019.
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, 7 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2018.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
4 votes for, 12 votes against, 39 absences, between 2014–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Sylvia Hermon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Sylvia Hermon’s full vote analysis page for more.
I am enormously grateful for the priority the Secretary of State has given to this issue. He has shown real compassion for the victims of historical institutional abuse. In his opening remarks, he rightly mentioned the long inquiry held by Judge Hart, who did an enormous amount to give a voice to the victims of historical institutional abuse. May I encourage the Secretary of State, after...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will provide financial assistance for repatriation of the bodies of the people discovered in a shipping container in Essex on 23 October 2019 once their identities are confirmed.
The Minister will be aware, because we had Northern Ireland questions before Prime Minister’s questions earlier today, that the right hon. Member for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds) asked the Prime Minister directly for a commitment about the legislation to compensate the victims of appalling historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland. We have a moral responsibility to compensate those...
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Former Independent MP for North Down
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was UUP until 12 Apr 2010
Topics of interest
Sylvia Hermon campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Office
- Home Department
- Juvenile Justice Centre
- Northern Ireland Government
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Members
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- 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
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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