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Ian Liddell-Grainger’s voting in Parliament
Ian Liddell-Grainger is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Ian Liddell-Grainger’s votes.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
17 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2019
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2018
Consistently voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, between 2010–2020
Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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Ian Liddell-Grainger has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
My right hon. Friend will recall the treaty of Wedmore in Somerset, by which, as he knows, the Vikings were finally kicked out of Wessex, and perhaps there are lessons there for us. Today, we have a counterfeit county council pretending to represent the whole of Somerset, and it wants to become yet another faceless unitary authority. It reminds me of the Viking army of Ivar the Boneless—all...
Will my right hon. Friend join me in celebrating the anniversary of the battle of Carhampton, which is in my constituency in Somersetshire? Carhampton was of course the scene of the historic clash between the Danish invaders and King Egbert of Wessex, granddad of the creator of Britain, King Alfred. Our county—our great county—is once again under threat from the divisive plans put forward...
I know that my right hon. Friend, because he is a sensible fellow, did not visit Minehead funfair a few days ago. The idea that Minehead Town Council could actually have a funfair at this time is daft, stupid and dangerous. As my right hon. Friend is aware, infection rates in Somerset are going up, but Somerset County Council’s public health department has not acted to stop it; in fact, it...
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Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Bridgwater
Topics of interest
We don't know whether Ian Liddell-Grainger campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Parrett Catchment Project
- Asylum Seekers
- Probation Service
- Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
Currently held offices
- Member, International Development Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jul 2015 to 19 Dec 2016)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (15 Dec 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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