Jeremy Hunt

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Former Conservative MP for South West Surrey

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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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Jeremy Hunt voted a mixture of for and against more powers for local councils

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Major votes

  • On 28 Feb 2022: Jeremy Hunt voted not to allow local councils to run secure schools, youth custody establishments, for 16 to 19 year olds. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Planning and Local Representation Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Jeremy Hunt voted against making the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Jeremy Hunt voted not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Jeremy Hunt voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Jeremy Hunt voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Jeremy Hunt voted to give local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jeremy Hunt voted against requiring the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Jeremy Hunt voted in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Jeremy Hunt voted against giving local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Jeremy Hunt voted for an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Jeremy Hunt voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Jeremy Hunt voted t to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Jeremy Hunt voted for the Secretary of State to have the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Jeremy Hunt voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Jeremy Hunt voted to authorise 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 Oct 2010: Jeremy Hunt voted to give more powers to London local authorities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Jeremy Hunt voted to enable 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: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Jeremy Hunt was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

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