A selection of David Heyes's votes
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Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2014
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2015
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2010
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 18 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2013
Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2013–2014
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Heyes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Heyes’s full vote analysis page for more.
Does the Secretary of State agree that possibly the single most important factor in turning these hospitals around is the quality of the leadership? He has referred already to Tameside hospital, where the report talks of the staff reporting a better leadership culture. This hospital has suffered for far too long from inadequate leadership. I am confident that good leadership is in place now....
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with Public Health England over a possible nationwide roll-out of the recent Be Clear on Cancer pilot study for oesophago-gastric cancer in the North East.
To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures in each ward were in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in (a) Oldham Metropolitan Borough and (b) Tameside Metropolitan Borough.
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Former Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Inland Waterways: Dredging
- Tax Credits
- Special Educational Needs: Dyspraxia
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all David Heyes’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 55.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
- 103 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 23 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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