John Pugh campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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.
John Pugh generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for.
John Pugh generally voted against equal gay rights, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for.
John Pugh generally voted for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted against.
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.
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John Pugh has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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The Secretary of State has emphasised the need for collaboration. Clause 2(1)(b) mentions “the need to encourage competition between English higher education providers…in the interests of students and employers”. She has identified that collaboration is in the interests of students and employers, so why is she objecting to putting it in the Bill?
I thank the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for moving the motion, although she could have been slightly more charitable towards the Liberal Democrats. This is a subject on which any Liberal Democrat speaks with some trepidation these days, but I voted against the coalition line on increasing student fees. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Before that, in 2004, I...
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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
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Mental Health
- Departmental Buildings
- Information Technology
- Saudi Arabia
Currently held offices
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
- Shadow LD 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 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all John Pugh’s speeches
- Has received answers to 54 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 65.42% 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.
- 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Pugh’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 534 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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