Lucy Powell

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central

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Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Lucy Powell generally voted for more powers for local councils

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.

All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 23 May 2018: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Boundary Changes — West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council — Review by Local Government Boundary Commission Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Proposal for Single Tier of Local Government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole — Invitation from the Secretary of State Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Lucy Powell voted to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Lucy Powell voted to make the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Lucy Powell voted against giving a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Lucy Powell voted to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Lucy Powell voted to give local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 4 — Provision of Discounted Starter Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 72 — Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing — Local Retention of Funds for Social Housing Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 78 — Mandatory Rent Level for High Income Local Authority Tenants Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Lucy Powell voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Lucy Powell voted against giving local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Lucy Powell voted to require the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Lucy Powell voted against allowing the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Lucy Powell voted to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is merely "desirable", rather than "necessary" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Lucy Powell voted against requiring a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Local Bus Services Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lucy Powell voted to boost housing supply by reforming the development industry; for measures to tackle landbanking; for a new generation of New Towns and Garden Cities and for giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lucy Powell voted to give local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Lucy Powell voted to give local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Lucy Powell voted to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Lucy Powell voted to give more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lucy Powell voted to give local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Lucy Powell voted for more regulation of the private rental sector, a national register of landlords, clearer information on charges, and the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Lucy Powell voted against an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote

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