Danny Alexander

Former MP, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Liberal Democrat

Gambling Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on a number of aspects of the regulation of gambling. Specific votes have been on the powers of local councils to use planning laws to control the numbers, and locations, of betting shops as well as regulations limiting stakes, and prizes, for gambling machines, and the laws governing the operation of casinos.

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Danny Alexander generally voted against greater regulation of gambling

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 regulation of gambling:

  • On 14 Jun 2005: Danny Alexander voted yes on National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2006: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on National Lottery Bill — Clause 14 — Functions Show vote
  • On 28 Mar 2007: Danny Alexander voted no on Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 — 28 Mar 2007 — Division No. 88 Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2008: Danny Alexander voted yes on Finance Bill — Clause 21 — Amusement Machine licence duty 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 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 26 Nov 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 11 — Power to Extend Horserace Betting Levy to Overseas Bookmakers Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2013: Danny Alexander was absent for a vote on Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 14 — Self-Exclusion for Remote Gambling Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Danny Alexander voted to increase the stake, and prize, limits for certain categories of gambling machine. 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

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