Iain Stewart

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South

@iainastewart https://facebook.com/iain.stewartmp

Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Iain Stewart voted a mixture of for and against fixed periods between parliamentary elections

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about fixed periods between parliamentary elections:

  • On 13 Sep 2021: Iain Stewart voted for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2021: Iain Stewart voted for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2021: Iain Stewart voted for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2014: Iain Stewart was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Iain Stewart voted against requiring a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Iain Stewart voted to hold general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Iain Stewart voted for no exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament and against the monarch have powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: Iain Stewart voted for regular general elections every five years, with some exceptions allowing early elections. Show vote

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