James Duddridge

Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend East

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Legal Aid

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of eligibility for legal aid. Matters which have been voted on include means testing, if aid should be generally restricted to those residing in the UK, and which legal services should be funded by legal aid.

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James Duddridge almost always voted for restricting the scope of legal aid

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 restricting the scope of legal aid:

  • On 9 Jul 2014: James Duddridge voted for a residence test as an eligibility criteria for civil legal aid; subject to exceptions for refugees and those who have sought asylum. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: James Duddridge voted in favour of legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: James Duddridge voted to extend legal aid to certain welfare appeals and certain international child benefit recovery cases. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: James Duddridge voted to approve proposed criteria for determining if legal aid is to be awarded in particular circumstances. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: James Duddridge acted as teller for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Ensure Individuals Have Access to Legal Services They Need Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: James Duddridge voted against making legal aid available in respect of social welfare decisions. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: James Duddridge acted as teller for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for children Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: James Duddridge voted against making legal aid available to cover the entirety of assistance required where people are deemed to have complex, interconnected needs, some of which do not usually attract aid. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: James Duddridge acted as teller for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: James Duddridge voted against explicitly including threats plus financial and emotional abuse in the definition of domestic abuse used in relation to the award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: James Duddridge voted against making legal aid available in clinical negligence cases. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2011: James Duddridge voted to reform legal aid, including removing it from some types of cases, to reform sentencing, and remand and to introduce new offences relating to threatening with a weapon. Show vote

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