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
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
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
Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, 5 absences, between 2004–2017
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
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: 20 Dec 2017
I warmly commend the Secretary of State for her calm and positive tone in her statement today and her response to questions. I am very pleased that the British Government have not been bounced into moving to direct rule. The people of Northern Ireland want their Assembly up and running—it is their Assembly—and they were extremely disappointed and angry last week when the talks...
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on extending the Warm Homes Discount Scheme to Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
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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
- Northern Ireland Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Juvenile Justice Centre
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Government
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 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Sylvia Hermon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 108 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 80.65% 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") 257 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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