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A selection of Richard Younger-Ross’s votes
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Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2007.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
22 votes for, 9 votes against, 11 absences, between 2006–2009.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Richard Younger-Ross’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Richard Younger-Ross’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the UK's participation in the Copenhagen climate change summit.
Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that any draft orders under the Bill, if it goes forward, should be amendable? My hon. Friend the Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) intends to make that proposal, and we hope that the Secretary of State will take it on board.
If we look at Torbay or Devon, and officers working for one or the other, we see that they can work for either a small unitary authority or for a very large county authority. Which does my hon. Friend think will be able to pay the better salary and provide the better promotion prospects for anyone working for these authorities?
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Teignbridge
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Departmental Written Questions
- IT Contracts
- Combined Heat and Power
- Visitor Entrance
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Defence Committee (7 Feb 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 20 Nov 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Culture, Media & Sport (19 Dec 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Jun 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received a cloth carrier bag (value: £2) for opening the Stokeinteignhead Community Shop. Address: Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4QA. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2009)
Received a book (value: £10) for opening the Christmas market at the Avenue Church, Newton Abbot, Devon. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2009)
Received a poster and clip frame (value £3) and box of chocolates (value £5) for participating in a 'Question Time
' debate at South Dartmoor Community College, Balland Lane, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
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