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A selection of David Howarth's votes
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Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2007
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
27 votes for, 5 votes against, 10 absences, between 2007–2009
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Howarth’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Howarth’s full vote analysis page for more.
The timing of this discussion is quite extraordinary. The day after the Prime Minister announced a programme that appears to include a referendum on electoral reform, the Government will have to troop through the Lobby to oppose that very policy. It seems to be a pattern that the Labour party proposes something to get a few votes, and when it has those votes it suddenly forgets about its...
That is a very good metaphor. In fact, that proposal combined with the other Conservative proposal to reduce the number of Members of Parliament would make the existing system even less proportionate.
I am all in favour of making the electoral system fairer. That is why I oppose the amendment, because the only way to make the first-past-the-post system fairer is by abolishing it and replacing it with a better system. I concede that, as the Secretary of State said, the AV system is not necessarily proportionate. I prefer the single transferable vote system, which is proportionate, and we...
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Sustainable Development
- Young Offenders
- National Identity Register
- Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques
- Youth Justice
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Shadow Solicitor General), Home Affairs (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Justice Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Shadow Solicitor General, Ministry of Justice (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 2007 to 3 Jun 2008)
- Shadow Minister (Energy), Trade & Industry (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Royalties and fees from books on law.
Payment of £8.91 from Reed Elsevier
) Ltd in respect of royalties on the book of 'The Law
of Restitution' which was published in 2003 and on which all the work was carried out before I became a Member in 2005. (Registered 9 July 2009)
Received £500 from Thompsons Solicitors
for taking part in an academic seminar about the law of tort. Address: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LW. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 8 February 2010)
Fellowship at Clare College Cambridge, giving occasional access to college facilities.
Reader in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (on unpaid leave 2005-10).
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