A selection of John Pugh's votes
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Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
30 votes for, 17 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
53 votes for, 14 votes against, 24 absences, between 2006–2017
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of state-funded faith schools are non-Christian.
I want to speak very briefly on the Government motion to disagree with Lords amendment 6 and Government amendment (a) in lieu, as much as anything else to probe what amendment (a) will achieve. As a preface to that, let me give an impression of what the noble Lord Storey sought to achieve with Lords amendment 6. We have all acknowledged during the course of the debate so far that careers...
Following on from that question, what plans does the Minister have to address the issue of cyclists ignoring not only traffic lights but pedestrian crossings? This has now become a major problem in central London.
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Southport
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
John Pugh campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Department for Education
- Mental Health
- Departmental Buildings
- Information Technology
- Saudi Arabia
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) (29 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Housing, 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, Housing, 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 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all John Pugh’s speeches
- Has received answers to 78 written questions in the last year — well 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 66.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 82 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 561 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 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)
Name of donor: BASF
Address of donor: BASF SE
/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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