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A selection of Mike Weatherley’s votes
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Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011.
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2014.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2013.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 7 votes against, 7 absences, between 2010–2014.
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 abstention, 1 absence, between 2011–2014.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
25 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2015.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mike Weatherley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mike Weatherley’s full vote analysis page for more.
The two questions I am asked most frequently about being an MP are: “Is it what you expected?” and “Do you feel you have made a difference?” That usually draws me into thinking about the big-ticket items I have been involved in. The first, of course, is just being here and sitting on the Government Benches, from which our country is being turned around—supporting the Prime Minister;...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what contribution his Department plans to make to the EU consultation on the Digital Single Market.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations his Department has received from rights holders on safe harbour provisions.
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Former Conservative MP for Hove
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
- Innovation and Skills
- Energy and Climate Change
- Culture Media and Sport
- Designs and Patents Act 1988
- Intellectual Property
- Telephone Services
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (11 Feb 2013 to 4 Nov 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Motion Picture Licensing Co Ltd
Address of donor: 4 Saffrons Rd, Eastbourne BN
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation at £3,674
Destination of visit: USA
Date of visit: 13-20 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet with the US Patent and Copyright departments, the MPAA
and other film studios.
(Registered 14 May 2014)
Address of donor: 802 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): hotel £1,025, flights £3,058; total £4,083
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 27-30 October 2014
Purpose of visit: speaking at CASBAA conference. No personal payment received.
(Registered 14 November 2014)
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