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Sammy Wilson

Former DUP MP for East Antrim

@eastantrimmp https://facebook.com/SammyWilsonMP

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Sammy Wilson generally voted for academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: Sammy Wilson voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Schools White Paper — Academies Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Sammy Wilson voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Sammy Wilson voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Sammy Wilson voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sammy Wilson voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sammy Wilson voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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