David Anderson’s voting in Parliament
David Anderson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of David Anderson’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 28 votes against, 22 absences, between 2011–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
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David Anderson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she plans to take to ensure the independence of the Prison Officers' Pay Review Body from (a) prison service management and (b) Government.
I am aware of the figures. Like the Minister, I was on the remain side. I was disappointed by the figures, but I am aware of the reality and I am working to make the best job of this. The problem with what the Government are doing is that the narrow aim of getting immigration down to 100,000 a year or less is the only thing driving their immigration policy, not the impact on the economy, on...
I thank the Scottish Affairs Committee for doing such a thorough job. It did the job that we expect Select Committees to do, and it did so very well. I thank everyone who contributed to the debate for bringing to this place the voice of what is happening on the ground. The hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O’Hara) talked about the real-life stories of human beings and the effect...
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Labour MP for Blaydon
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
David Anderson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department of Health
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Manpower
- Unmanned Air Vehicles
- Departmental Billing
- Trade Unions
- Industrial Diseases: Compensation
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (since 4 Jul 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 27 Jun 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (14 Jan 2016 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Sep 2016)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 1 Feb 2016)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Dec 2010)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (29 Jun 2010 to 3 Nov 2010)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 Oct 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Oct 2006)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All fees are donated directly to Blaydon CLP
. (Registered 16 September 2016
8 April 2016
, payment of £100 for completing January 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
9 May 2016
, payment of £75 for completing February 2016
Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
22 July 2016
, payment of £75 for completing April 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 September 2016)
13 December 2016
, payment of £75 for completing October 2016 Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 January 2017)
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