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A selection of Anne Main's votes
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Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2008–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
19 votes for, 104 votes against, 21 absences, between 2009–2019
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
49 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2016
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2007–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of Anne Main’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Anne Main’s full vote analysis page for more.
Did my hon. Friend note that the Opposition spokesperson’s principal reason for opting for 9 December and not 12 December was that they felt that students would somehow miss out? Students are perfectly able to apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote, and three days will make absolutely no difference to that process.
It is important that we have a general election. When the question about Brexit was asked in 2016, it was a matter of which side of the argument people supported. The hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson), the leader of the Liberal Democrats, who looks as if she is about to leave her seat, says she looks forward to being in my constituency more often. I say to her: thank you—we...
My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is important that we go back and look at how we got to where we are in order to understand where we are going next. I am sorry about the history lesson, but it was in 2008 that the campaign started gathering momentum, simply because the Liberal Democrats were saying, “Only we will give you the choice.” I do not remember then or any time in between,...
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Former Conservative MP for St Albans
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Anne Main campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- International Development
- Departmental Data Protection
- Tax Credits
- Departmental Property
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (23 Jun 2010 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (8 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (3 Sep 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Children and Social Work Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Chairman, Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Criminal Finances Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill Committee (3 out of 10)
- Chairman, Childcare Payments Bill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Chairman, Pensions Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Energy Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 12)
- Planning Bill Committee (0 out of 18)
- Energy Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (2 out of 5)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: William Rogers
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to St Albans Conservatives
' campaigns fund
Donor status: individual
(Registered 03 October 2019)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Bangladesh
Address of donor: 104 High St, London Colney AL2 1QL
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For two members of staff and myself, international flights £1,800, domestic flights £240, accommodation £1,200; total £3,240
Destination of visit: Bangladesh
Dates of visit: 13-20 September 2019
Purpose of visit: Social Action Project arranged by Conservative Friends of Bangladesh.
(Registered 29 October 2019)
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