John Pugh

MP, Southport

Southport Liberal Democrat

John Pugh’s voting in Parliament

John Pugh is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, John Pugh sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Pugh generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • John Pugh generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • John Pugh generally voted against equal gay rights, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • John Pugh generally voted for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • John Pugh generally voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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John Pugh has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation 23 Mar 2017

    Given the failure of regulation and the Treasury’s knowledge of it, as the hon. Gentleman outlines, this is a matter of obligation for the Government, is it not? No individual can discard their obligations because they do not have enough cash, and the Government do have enough cash at the moment.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: PFI Liabilities 21 Mar 2017

    On the subject of financial liabilities, what assessment has the Department made of the potential effect of changes to the discount rate on the amount of compensation paid out by the NHS Litigation Authority?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Priority School Building Programme 2 20 Mar 2017

    Has the removal and treatment of asbestos been prioritised within that programme? Many buildings of the ‘60s and ‘70s are riddled with asbestos, and we do not know the exact extent yet.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Southport

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

John Pugh campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Department for Education
  • Mental Health
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Information Technology
  • Absenteeism
  • Saudi Arabia

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) (since 29 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 7 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 2009 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (22 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 22 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all John Pugh’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 84 written questions in the last year — 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 66.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Pugh’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 558 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos Mori, 78-81 Borough Rd London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
1 August 2016, received £200 received for completing a survey. Fee paid direct to Southport Liberal Democrats. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 August 2016)
8 February 2017, received £200 received for completing a survey. Fee paid direct to Southport Liberal Democrats. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 February 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: BASF
Address of donor: BASF SE, ZOA/S - C100, 67056 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight £275 and accommodation £117, total £392

Destination of visit: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Date of visit: 20-21 July 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to BASF production site organised by the Industry and Parliament Trust and undertaken as part of my fellowship.

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: European Study Tours
Address of donor: 4 Post Office Walk, Fore St, Hertford SG14 1DL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, travel and misc. expenses with a total value of £485

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 3-5 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Speaking engagement.

(Registered 22 February 2017)

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