Bridget Phillipson’s voting in Parliament
Bridget Phillipson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Bridget Phillipson’s votes.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2011–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
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Bridget Phillipson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
The hon. Gentleman rightly talks about the importance of delivering value for money for the taxpayer. In the north-east, as in many parts of the country, there is not good value for the taxpayer. The Competition Commission has shown that a very limited number of bus operators have a monopoly over our services. The competition that was meant to follow deregulation has not materialised. This is...
The Minister will recall that during the process that led to the quality contract scheme decision in Tyne and Wear, the issue was, in part, where responsibility would lie were there to be a legal challenge, not on the grounds of the scheme itself or in respect of whether any compensation would be owed, but concerning where responsibility for the legislation itself would lie. This is...
Further to my hon. Friend’s point, there was much talk about what would happen in Tyne and Wear. My hon. Friend the Member for Blackley and Broughton asked whether an infringement of human rights could lead to a challenge under European law if the quality contract board allowed the scheme to proceed. My understanding is that that would have been a matter for the Government to defend,...
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Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Bridget Phillipson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Work Experience
- Defence: Procurement
- Government Car Service
- Reserve Forces
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 11 Oct 2010)
Other offices held in the past
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 11 Oct 2011)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Bridget Phillipson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 65 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 45.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 58 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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