Boris Johnson

Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

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Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Boris Johnson almost always voted against measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 25 Jun 2019: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 15 — VAT on Installation of Energy Saving Materials Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Boris Johnson voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Boris Johnson voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Boris Johnson voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Boris Johnson voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Planning Bill — National Planning Policy Statement To Include Policies Which Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Renewable energy feed-in tariff — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Boris Johnson voted no on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote

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