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Sammy Wilson

Former DUP MP for East Antrim

@eastantrimmp https://facebook.com/SammyWilsonMP

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

Photo: Neil Howard

Sammy Wilson voted a mixture of for and against more powers for local councils

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 more powers for local councils:

  • On 23 May 2018: Sammy Wilson voted to allow local councils in West Somerset and Taunton Deane to propose boundary changes without requiring a review or recommendation from the Local Government Boundary Commission. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Sammy Wilson voted to allow a proposal for a single tier of local government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to be made by the area's local councils without the requirement of an invitation from the Secretary of State. Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Sammy Wilson voted not to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Sammy Wilson voted against making the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Sammy Wilson voted to give a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Sammy Wilson voted not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Sammy Wilson voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 4 — Provision of Discounted Starter Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 72 — Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing — Local Retention of Funds for Social Housing Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 78 — Mandatory Rent Level for High Income Local Authority Tenants Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Schools White Paper — Academies Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Sammy Wilson voted against giving local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — Clause 9 — Consent of Devolved Administrations and Local Government Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Sammy Wilson voted against allowing the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Sammy Wilson voted in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Sammy Wilson voted to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is merely "desirable", rather than "necessary" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Local Bus Services Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Sammy Wilson voted to boost housing supply by reforming the development industry; for measures to tackle landbanking; for a new generation of New Towns and Garden Cities and for giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Local Audit and Accountability Bill — Clause 39 — Protocol for Issuing Direction Relating to Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Clause 1 — Planning Applications Directly to Secretary of State Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Sammy Wilson voted to enable all non-domestic premises in London, rather than just commercial or retail premises, to be subject to notices making requirements in relation to litter or refuse such as the provision of, and emptying of a bin. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Sammy Wilson voted against delaying enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Sammy Wilson voted against giving authorised council officers, PCSOs and accredited civilians the power to require an individual's name and address when issuing fixed penalty notices. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Sammy Wilson voted to only allow the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Sammy Wilson voted to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Sammy Wilson voted against the Secretary of State having the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Sammy Wilson voted to make specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 142 — Directions Releated to Prohibited Actvitity in Parliament Square Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Sammy Wilson voted to recommend publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Money Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Sammy Wilson was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading 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 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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