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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Andrew Turner’s votes
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Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2014.
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
4 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, in 2013.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2004–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Andrew Turner’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Andrew Turner’s full vote analysis page for more.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. There are long-standing problems with academy sponsor AET—the Academies Enterprise Trust. Yesterday, it unceremoniously sacked the board of governors of Sandown Bay Academy on the Isle of Wight. There is a great deal of concern about local accountability being dispensed with immediately before this House is dissolved. What steps can be taken before 8 June...
What steps she is taking to tackle religious radicalisation in prisons.
What is the Minister doing to ensure that prisoners with extremist beliefs do not oppress other prisoners for their faith?
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Former Conservative MP for Isle of Wight
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
Andrew Turner campaigned to leave the European Union
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Parliamentary Questions
- Press and Public Relations
- Departmental Staff
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (21 Jun 2010 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Justice Committee (4 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (10 May 2005 to 15 Jun 2006)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2003 to 1 Jul 2005)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Ivor Braka
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support local EU Referendum
Date received: 13 June 2016
Date accepted: 12 July 2016
Donor status: individual
(Registered 11 August 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Half-share of flat in London: (i) and (ii). The rent is paid to the co-owner. (Updated 28 July 2015)
Half-share of flat in Cowes, Isle of Wight: (i) and (ii).
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