A selection of Sylvia Hermon's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
4 votes for, 11 votes against, 39 absences, between 2014–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, 22 absences, between 2010–2019
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, 5 absences, between 2003–2016
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
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 7 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
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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
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Members
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Sylvia Hermon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — 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.
- Has voted in 78.40% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 104 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 307 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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