Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister

Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

@borisjohnson https://facebook.com/borisjohnson

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

Photo: Neil Howard

Boris Johnson voted a mixture of for and against more powers for local councils

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 more powers for local councils:

  • On 23 May 2018: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Boundary Changes — West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council — Review by Local Government Boundary Commission Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Proposal for Single Tier of Local Government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole — Invitation from the Secretary of State Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill — Clause 1 — Victims of Domestic Abuse — Benefit Reduction in Respect of Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Neighbourhood Planning Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement for Planning Permission for the Demolition or Change of Use of Drinking Establishments Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Neighbourhood Planning Bill — Clause 12 — Power for Secretary of State to Ban Certain Types of Planning Conditions in England Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Boris Johnson voted not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Boris Johnson voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 4 — Provision of Discounted Starter Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 72 — Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing — Local Retention of Funds for Social Housing Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 78 — Mandatory Rent Level for High Income Local Authority Tenants Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Boris Johnson voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson voted to give local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — Clause 9 — Consent of Devolved Administrations and Local Government Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson voted to allow the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see our page about voting information on TheyWorkForYou.