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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Stephen Gilbert’s votes
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Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2015.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
24 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2015.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2011–2014.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2012.
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
4 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2010–2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Stephen Gilbert’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Stephen Gilbert’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that specialised commissioning hubs will be able to deviate from national standards in their commissioning of specialised care.
More of Stephen Gilbert’s recent appearances
Former Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay
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
- Work and Pensions
- Energy and Climate Change
- Communities and Local Government
- Regional Pay
- Green Deal Scheme
- Social Security Benefits
- Housing: Construction
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Jan 2013)
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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