A selection of Andy Sawford's votes
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Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 10 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2015
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2013–2015
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2013
Voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2013–2014
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I thank the Minister for generously giving way, especially as the debate was secured by the hon. Member for Kettering. The Minister makes a point about efficiencies, but will he comment on the issue of geography, which we have not really touched on? We have talked about demand, but this is a critical issue for north Northamptonshire. The geography of our area is such that for people to have...
I thank the hon. Gentleman for his kind remarks about our cross-party working, which our constituents throughout north Northamptonshire welcome. It has helped us in our approaches to the Minister and local health partners, and in bringing them together. On the point about population, does the hon. Gentleman agree that we should emphasise the fact that as well as having, like most of the...
The hon. Gentleman will have been struck, as I was, at being told that the accident and emergency department was built for 20,000 patient visits a year, given that recent figure of 84,000. I endorse his remarks about change and progress in the past few years. To what does he attribute that? He mentioned the staff, and I agree. There has also been a change in the leadership of the hospital....
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Former Labour MP for Corby
Entered the House of Commons on 16 November 2012 — Byelection
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Innovation and Skills
- Local Government Finance
- Social Security Benefits
- Community Orders: Greater London
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (26 Nov 2012 to 4 Nov 2013)
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- Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Andy Sawford’s speeches
- Has received answers to 65 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 78.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 35 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 137 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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