A selection of Siôn Simon's votes
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Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2007
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
41 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2006–2009
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2004
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, between 2003–2007
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Siôn Simon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Siôn Simon’s full vote analysis page for more.
I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman so early in his remarks, but we all know that the Government can get the Bill through only if the official Opposition support it wholeheartedly, especially in the House of Lords. Surely that is a bit like trying to have his cake and eat it at the same time.
But is it not the case that after a year, and lots of letters, people will get a first right of appeal to the Ofcom appeal body and then a second right of appeal to a first-tier tribunal, which is a judicial body? That is a court. Why do people keep saying that there will be no court appeal? There are two appeals, the second of which is judicial.
I apologise for arguing with my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Watson) through my hon. Friend, but going back to his assertion about people not getting their day in court, I repeat that the second appeal is to a first-tier tribunal, which is a judicial body. Why do people keep saying, "We want our day in court"? They will get their day in court if they insist on breaking...
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Former Labour MP for Birmingham, Erdington
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Trade and Industry
- Home Department
- Departments: Official Cars
- National Lottery
- Export Licences
- Royal Mint
- Immigration Rules
Other offices held in the past
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (13 Oct 2009 to 25 Mar 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Member, Treasury Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 13 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Ian Pearson, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- PPS (Ian Pearson, Minister of State), Department of Trade and Industry (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Siôn Simon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 83.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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.
- 46 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 143 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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