Sylvia Hermon’s voting in Parliament
This is a selection of Sylvia Hermon’s votes.
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 2003–2016
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 7 votes against, 5 absences, between 2003–2016
Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 7 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2004–2011
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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to ensure that in the absence of the Northern Ireland Executive NHS staff in Northern Ireland receive pay awards equivalent to those of NHS staff in other constituent parts of the UK; and if she will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons the salaries of MLAs have not been reduced; and what the timescale is for reducing those salaries.
How on earth does the Minister expect to attract inward investment into Northern Ireland when we have not had a functioning Assembly for 18 months? We have a Secretary of State who said some months ago that she was “minded” to cut the salaries of the MLAs, but she has done absolutely nothing about doing so, so can the Minister give us some very good news today and announce a cut...
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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
- Northern Ireland Office
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Juvenile Justice Centre
- Northern Ireland Government
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
Currently held offices
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
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 59 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Sylvia Hermon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 115 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.
- Has voted in 76.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- 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") 270 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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