Peter Soulsby

Former Labour MP for Leicester South

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.

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Peter Soulsby generally voted for 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.

Key votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 31 Mar 2011: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Peter Soulsby was absent for a vote on Local Government Publicity Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Peter Soulsby voted against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Peter Soulsby voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Peter Soulsby voted against authorising spending relating to the Localism Bill, enabling the devolution of more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Peter Soulsby voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Peter Soulsby voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Peter Soulsby was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Peter Soulsby voted against enabling 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: Peter Soulsby voted against enabling 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: Peter Soulsby voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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