Tom Pursglove

Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

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Corby Conservative

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tom Pursglove consistently voted against measures to prevent climate change

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 measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 14 Jul 2015: Tom Pursglove voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Tom Pursglove voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Tom Pursglove voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Tom Pursglove voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Tom Pursglove voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Tom Pursglove voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Tom Pursglove voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Tom Pursglove voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Tom Pursglove voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote

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