A selection of Oliver Colvile's votes
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Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2014
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
43 votes for, 0 votes against, 11 absences, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
18 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2015
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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what use is made of Clerks of Works in evaluating building projects.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to strengthen provisions in building regulations on ensuring that materials and methods used in housing construction are more resilient to the risk of flooding and damage caused by water leaks.
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church of England provides for people affected by domestic violence and abuse.
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Former Conservative MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Oliver Colvile campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Energy and Climate Change
- Innovation and Skills
- Devonport Dockyard
- Water Power
- Green Deal Scheme
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 21 Nov 2016)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Dec 2013 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Colvile’s speeches
- Has received answers to 79 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 88.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 86 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 226 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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