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A selection of Christopher Huhne’s votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
4 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2013.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 7 absences, between 2008–2012.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2012.
Almost always voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Christopher Huhne’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Christopher Huhne’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a comparative assessment of the adequacy of out-of-hours NHS services run by private companies and run directly by NHS organisations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate how many foreign vehicles that have been in the country for more than six months are not registered for UK road tax.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure that foreign vehicles pay road tax after being in the UK for more than six months.
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 5 February 2013 — Resigned
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Legislation
- Information Technology
- Departmental Security
- Departments: Air Conditioning
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Home Secretary (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Treasury (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Feb 2013.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant providing advice on business strategy and policy to Nationwide Energy Services Ltd, Matrix Alpha, Northern Boulevard, Matrix Park, Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea SA6 8RE, a company providing energy saving advice and installations.
Received on 22 October 2012, £20,500 comprising a £10,000 signature fee and a retainer of £3,500 a month payable in advance for October, November and December 2012. Hours: estimated at 8 hours a month; 24 hrs in total. (Registered 25 October 2012)
8. Land and Property
Residential and commercial property in the South-East from which rental income is received.(Updated 25 October 2012)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) IRISYS, of Towcester, Northants; company makes thermal imagers for process, people and queue monitoring. (Until 5 July 2012)
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