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Amanda Milling

Deputy Chief Whip

Conservative MP for Cannock Chase

@amandamilling https://facebook.com/amanda.milling

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.

Photo: Neil Howard

Amanda Milling generally voted against 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: Amanda Milling voted to allow local councils in West Somerset and Taunton Deane to propose boundary changes without requiring a review or recommendation from the Local Government Boundary Commission. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Amanda Milling voted to allow a proposal for a single tier of local government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to be made by the area's local councils without the requirement of an invitation from the Secretary of State. Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Amanda Milling voted not 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: Amanda Milling voted against making the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Amanda Milling voted to give a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Amanda Milling voted not 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: Amanda Milling voted against giving 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: Amanda Milling voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Amanda Milling voted against requiring the local retention of funds from selling high value council homes where there is a local need for social housing. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Amanda Milling voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Amanda Milling voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Amanda Milling voted to give local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Amanda Milling voted against requiring 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: Amanda Milling voted to allow the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Amanda Milling voted in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote

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