Danny Alexander

Former MP, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Liberal Democrat

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

Danny Alexander generally voted 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 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 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 13 Oct 2010: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Danny Alexander 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: Danny Alexander 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 17 Jan 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Danny Alexander voted to recommend publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Danny Alexander 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: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Danny Alexander 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 17 May 2011: Danny Alexander 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: Danny Alexander 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: Danny Alexander voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Danny Alexander voted against only allowing the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Danny Alexander 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 10 Jan 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Danny Alexander 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 18 Jan 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Danny Alexander 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 23 Jan 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Local Audit and Accountability Bill — Clause 39 — Protocol for Issuing Direction Relating to Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Danny Alexander voted against giving local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Danny Alexander voted against giving local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Local Bus Services Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote

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