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Jeremy Browne

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton Deane

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.

Photo: Neil Howard

Jeremy Browne voted a mixture of for and against 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.

All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 10 Mar 2015: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Jeremy Browne voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Jeremy Browne voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Jeremy Browne voted against a proposal to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Jeremy Browne voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Jeremy Browne voted against more regulation of the private rental sector, against a national register of landlords, against clearer information on charges, and against the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Jeremy Browne 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 Browne was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Jeremy Browne voted against delaying enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Jeremy Browne 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 Browne 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 Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 5 — Power for Secretary of State to Repeal Laws Conflicting with General Power of Competence for Local Government Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Jeremy Browne voted not to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Jeremy Browne 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: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Local Government Publicity Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Jeremy Browne voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Jeremy Browne voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Jeremy Browne voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Jeremy Browne voted to give more powers to London local authorities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Jeremy Browne 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 Browne was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Jeremy Browne was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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