Chris Elmore

Opposition Whip (Commons)

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Ogmore Labour

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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Chris Elmore consistently voted for more powers for local councils

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All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 9 May 2016: Chris Elmore 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: Chris Elmore 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 13 Dec 2016: Chris Elmore 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: Chris Elmore voted against giving a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote

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