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A selection of Chris Kelly's votes
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Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2013
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2014
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, between 2011–2012
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2011–2012
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Chris Kelly’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Chris Kelly’s full vote analysis page for more.
Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to make my final speech in the House. I shall not speak for too long, because I know that many other Members want to contribute to the debate. The Chancellor’s stated goal is for Britain to become the most prosperous major economy in the world, and for that prosperity to be shared throughout the nation. As a fellow Member whose constituency is...
When this Government took office, metal theft was rife, especially in the black country. This Government listened to the all-party group on combating metal theft, banned cash payments, and passed the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. Once my right hon. Friend has been returned for another term as Prime Minister, what more will he do to ensure that instances of this abhorrent crime reduce still...
Does my right hon. Friend agree that the cost of Labour in this context since 2005 has been a reduction in our rebate of nearly £10.5 billion and that a further cost of Labour would be its Front Benchers caving in and paying this enormous sum if they were in government, something to which my constituents in Dudley South say no?
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Former Conservative MP for Dudley South
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Government Procurement Card
- Taxation: Metals
- Audit Commission: Expenditure
- Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
Name of donor: B. A. C. Kingham
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 10 September 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) UK
China Forum Ltd, a not-for-profit company established by the Great Britain China Centre
for the purpose of promoting UK-China dialogues, from sponsorship by HSBC
and Prudential; (2) All China Youth Federation;
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8PS; (2) 10, Qianmen Dong Dajie, Beijing, 100051, People’s Republic of China
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £1,200.21 for air ticket and visa; (2) six nights bed and breakfast in hotels in Beijing and Chongqing at an estimated cost of £80 per night (total £480).
Date of visit: 20-25 July 2014
Purpose of visit: To attend the 2014 UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable, organised by the Great Britain China Centre, UK China Forum Ltd and the All-China Youth Federation
to discuss building UK-China partnership for reform and innovation.
(Registered 21 August 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Greater London
, from which rental income is received.
(Registered 30 November 2012)
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