Danny Alexander

Former MP, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Liberal Democrat

Autonomy for Schools

There have been votes in Parliament on giving greater autonomy for schools, including on if more schools should be able to obtain the financial and managerial freedom associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

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Danny Alexander generally voted for greater autonomy for schools

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 greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 15 Mar 2006: Danny Alexander voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Danny Alexander voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Danny Alexander voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Danny Alexander voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Danny Alexander voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Danny Alexander voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander 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: Danny Alexander 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 21 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted against requiring Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Danny Alexander 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 8 Feb 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Education Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement to achieve specified standard: suppliers of careers guidance Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Danny Alexander voted for more academy schools, free early education for 3 and 4 year olds, restricting reporting on allegations against teachers, and to abolish five education related quangos. Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Require State School Teachers to Have or be Working Towards Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status Show vote

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