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A selection of Jennifer Willott’s votes
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Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
9 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
12 votes for, 1 vote against, 8 absences, between 2008–2013.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
20 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2015.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
39 votes for, 8 votes against, 17 absences, between 2006–2014.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2014.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Jennifer Willott’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Jennifer Willott’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many temporary passports were issued overseas to British nationals who had lost or had their passports stolen whilst abroad in each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much revenue his Department has generated through the processing and issuing of temporary passports overseas to British nationals who had lost or had their passports stolen whilst abroad in each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many temporary passports were issued by the British authorities in Spain to British nationals who had lost or had their passports stolen in each of the last five years.
More of Jennifer Willott’s recent appearances
Former Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental ICT
- Departmental Databases
- Departmental Pensions
- Departmental Internet
- Departmental Sick Leave
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee of Selection (14 Oct 2014 to 5 Nov 2014)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (20 Dec 2013 to 30 Jun 2014)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (20 Dec 2013 to 30 Jun 2014)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Nov 2014)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (3 Feb 2012 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (8 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State (8 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (7 Oct 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (1 Jul 2008 to 7 Oct 2008)
- Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Mar 2006 to 1 Jul 2008)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, for participation in opinion surveys:
£200 received for survey interview. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated to my constituency
party. (Registered 3 February 2015)
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission
(a) Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 3 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Vanguard Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: No 62, 15 Portman Square, London W1H 6LJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02911830
(a) (Registered 26 February 2015)
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