Ben Lake

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)

Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion

@BenMLake

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Ben Lake almost always voted for more EU integration

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 EU integration:

  • On 15 Jul 2020: Ben Lake voted yes on Extension of the Transition Period Following the UK Leaving the EU Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Ben Lake voted against ending the general right for nationals of European Union member states, European Economic Area states and Switzerland to enter and reside in the UK. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2020: Ben Lake voted against ending the general right for nationals of European Union member states, European Economic Area states and Switzerland to enter and reside in the UK. Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2020: Ben Lake voted against the Government’s proposals for leaving the EU. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Ben Lake voted to require the Government to seek to negotiate continuing full membership of the EU's Erasmus+ education and youth programme. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Ben Lake voted to seek close alignment with the EU single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations; for participation in EU agencies and funding programmes; and for UK rights and protections for workers, consumers and the environment keeping pace with EU standards as a minimum. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Ben Lake voted to reject the UK Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Ben Lake voted against removing rights for EU, Swiss and Turkish nationals to pursue business activities in the UK following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 15 Oct 2019: Ben Lake voted against transferring powers to set certain technical environmental regulations from the EU to the UK on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Ben Lake voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Ben Lake voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2019: Ben Lake voted to enable the House of Commons to pass a bill to require the Prime Minister to seek to delay withdrawal to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, unless doing so is approved by MPs. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2019: Ben Lake voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Ben Lake voted not to remove protections against traders discriminating against customers on the basis of a customer's nationality or location if the UK withdraws from the EU Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on EU Withdrawal and Future Relationship — Motion (C) Customs Union Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Ben Lake voted for continued relatively free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the UK, EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, achieved via membership of European Free Trade Association (EFTA); and for external tariff alignment between the UK and the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Ben Lake voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Ben Lake voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2019: Ben Lake voted against making European Union laws regulating converting loans into "securities" for sale to investors effective and enforceable in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2019: Ben Lake voted against allowing the Government to update UK law to correspond with EU financial services laws currently making their way through the European legislative process. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Ben Lake voted to retain arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Ben Lake voted no on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Ben Lake voted to seek to delay the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union; to rule out leaving without a withdrawal agreement; and for Scotland to remain in the European Union. Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Ben Lake voted not to make European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss nationals, and their family members, subject to UK immigration controls. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Ben Lake voted to maintain and improve coordination and cooperation between EU member states in the field of policing and justice, particularly in relation to serious organised crime. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Draft Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Ben Lake voted to make the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant a negotiating objective during negotiations over the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Partnership and Cooperation with the Republic of Armenia — European Union Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Canada Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Australia Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and New Zealand Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Ben Lake voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Ben Lake voted to make it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, to make reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Lake was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 19 — Seek Full Access to European Union Internal Market via Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Lake voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, an international agreement which enables the UK to continue to participate in the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Lake voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Lake voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Lake voted for incompatibility with the general principles of EU law to continue to be actionable in UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Lake voted in favour of steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Ben Lake voted for a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Ben Lake voted to require an agreement for the UK to remain a member of the EU single market and customs union before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Ben Lake voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Ben Lake voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Ben Lake voted to retain a EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Ben Lake voted not to preserve, on the UK's withdrawal from the EU all rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures present in UK law as a result of the UK's membership of the EU. An explanatory statement explains the proposal not to preserve these provisions was intended as a step towards an alternative proposal to take even stronger steps to preserve them. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Ben Lake voted for the UK to retain the EU's common customs tariff and common commercial policy. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Ben Lake voted for a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Ben Lake voted to prevent ministers withdrawing the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Ben Lake voted in favour of retaining laws which were required by the UK's membership of the European single market. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Ben Lake voted to require the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and to require the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Ben Lake voted for the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights to remain part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Ben Lake voted to retain the general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation, EU directives and European Court of justice case law, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Ben Lake voted to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Ben Lake voted for the UK to remain a member of the European Communities, and for new European Union law to remain incorporated in UK law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Ben Lake voted to require courts or tribunals to pay due regard to any relevant decision of the European Court after the UK's withdrawal from the EU Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Ben Lake voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Ben Lake voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote

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