Tan Dhesi

Shadow Minister (Transport)

Labour MP for Slough

@TanDhesi https://facebook.com/tandhesi

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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Tan Dhesi consistently voted for measures to prevent climate change

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All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 5 Feb 2020: Tan Dhesi voted in favour of developing and implementing a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Tan Dhesi voted in favour of a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and to bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Tan Dhesi voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote

University Tuition Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on tuition fees applicable to UK undergraduate students at universities in England. Subjects of specific votes have been on the subjects of introducing fees, increasing to fees, and capping fees.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 29 Jun 2017: Tan Dhesi voted for an energy price cap; for a properly resourced industrial strategy; to maintain the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; to maintain the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; for increased funding of public services; to scrap university tuition fees; to restore Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; to end the public sector pay cap and to increase the minimum wage. Show vote

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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Tan Dhesi generally 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: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Extension of the Transition Period Following the UK Leaving the EU Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2020: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Exiting the European Union — Delay Until 30 June 2019 Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on The Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 — Traders Discriminating Based on Nationality or Location of Customer Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi voted for a permanent and comprehensive United Kingdom-wide customs union with the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi voted to retain arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Tan Dhesi voted no on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Delay Withdrawal — Rule-Out No-Deal — Scotland to Remain in the European Union Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — UK Immigration Controls for EU Citizens Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi voted no on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against amending the law on accounts and reports from corporate bodies to remove the involvement of the European Union and to remove preferential treatment of bodies from the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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, full access to the internal market of the EU rather than merely European Economic Area membership. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Seek Participation in European Economic Area via EU Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill -Clause 9 — Continued Membership of EU Single Market and Customs Union as Prerequisite for Regulations Implementing Withdrawal Agreement Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 13 — UK Retaining EU Common Customs Tarriff and Common Customs Policy Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi voted to prevent ministers withdrawing the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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

Proportional Representation When Electing MPs

There have been votes in Parliament on if the system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons should change to a one where the proportion of seats won by a political party better reflects the proportion of the vote they win.

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Tan Dhesi has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs

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All votes about a more proportional system for electing MPs:

  • On 20 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Proportional Representation to Elect MPs Show vote

Asylum

A vote for a stricter asylum system would be a vote to tighten the criteria for granting asylum, to set greater restrictions on activities asylum seekers are permitted to undertake, and to reduce the support provided to those seeking asylum.

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Tan Dhesi consistently voted against a stricter asylum system

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All votes about a stricter asylum system:

  • On 30 Jun 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to retain rights for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, spouses, vulnerable adults and dependant adults to join a family member who is legally present in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to require ministers to seek to negotiate with the EU to allow unaccompanied children seeking asylum to join their relatives by moving from the UK to the EU or vice-versa, and voted against merely requiring the Government to set out its policy on this subject. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to retain a requirement for ministers to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to enable unaccompanied child refugees to join their relatives. Show vote

VAT Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate at which Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 25 Jun 2019: Tan Dhesi voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote

Equalise Number of Electors Per Parliamentary Constituency

There have been votes in Parliament on equalising the number of people who elect each MP. Specific votes have been held on if there ought be exceptions to rules aimed at equalising the size of constituencies for special cases such as Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.

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Tan Dhesi voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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All votes about an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency:

  • On 14 Jul 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to allow extra variation in the size of the electorate in a constituency where there are considerations such as the size, shape and accessibility or other electoral boundaries. Show vote

Number of MPs in the House of Commons

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the number of MPs in the House of Commons and reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies.

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Tan Dhesi voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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All votes about fewer MPs in the House of Commons:

  • On 2 Jun 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to retain a law providing for a reduction in the number of MPs in the House of Commons to 600 while expressing support for retaining 650 MPs, and to retain Parliament's role in approving changes to Parliamentary constituencies. Show vote

Central Government Funding for Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.

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Tan Dhesi consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government

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All votes about reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 5 Feb 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against setting the main central government grant to local government for 2018-19 at a level 56% lower than it was set for 2017-18. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against setting the main central government grant to local government for 2018-19 at a level 28% lower than it was set for 2017-18. Show vote

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 8 May 2018: Tan Dhesi voted 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

NHS Commissioning

There have been votes in Parliament on if GPs should buy services such as out of hours care, ambulance services and hospital care on behalf of their patients.

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Tan Dhesi voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients

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All votes about reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients:

  • On 23 Oct 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against empowering GPs to commission services, against a strong Care Quality Commission, to abolish Healthwatch England and to reverse a decision to seek to cut admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote

Income Tax Personal Allowance

There have been votes in Parliament on the earnings threshold at which an individual starts to become subject to income tax.

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Tan Dhesi has never voted on raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax

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All votes about raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax:

  • On 19 Nov 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for 2019-20 and 2020-21 Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Budget Resolution 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Tax Year 2019-20 Show vote

Retention of Business Rates by Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on reforming the way local councils are funded including a switch from central grants to allowing councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area.

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Tan Dhesi voted against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas

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All votes about local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas:

  • On 20 Mar 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against greater local business rate retention in certain areas and against a proposed scheme to redistribute business rate income between public bodies in different areas. Show vote

Same Sex Marriage

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if same sex couples ought be allowed to marry.

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Tan Dhesi voted for allowing marriage between two people of same sex

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All votes about allowing marriage between two people of same sex:

  • On 9 Jul 2019: Tan Dhesi voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote

Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

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Tan Dhesi generally voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance

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All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 1 Jul 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to delay shifting responsibility for determining if off-payroll working rules apply from an individual’s personal service company to their client (where the client isn't a small company). Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to call for the proper funding of public services after a decade of austerity and for robust action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to require a plan to reverse the impact of austerity, tackle the climate and environmental emergency, and reshape the economy to work for everyone by clamping down on tax avoidance, tackling insecurity in work by extending full employment rights to all workers, ending in-work poverty, and introducing a real living wage. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 23 May 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Boundary Changes — West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council — Review by Local Government Boundary Commission Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Proposal for Single Tier of Local Government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole — Invitation from the Secretary of State Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Tan Dhesi voted 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

Taxes on Plane Tickets

MPs have held a number of votes on the rates of Air Passenger Duty and the details of which flights it ought apply to.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 31 Oct 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against a range of changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against a range of changes to the tax system. Show vote

Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Tan Dhesi consistently voted for laws to promote equality and human rights

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All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Tan Dhesi voted to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Tan Dhesi voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi 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

Low Carbon Electricity Generation

There have been votes in Parliament relating to finanical incentives designed to encourage electricity generation via methods which involve low levels of carbon emissions. Matters voted on include subsidies for renewable energy generation and on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power stations.

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Tan Dhesi voted for financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods

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All votes about financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods:

  • On 11 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted not to reduce support for former coal power stations running wholly or in part on biomass such as wood or other plant material. Show vote

Powers of the Welsh Parliament

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Welsh Parliament/Senedd. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Senedd the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the provision of water in Wales.

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Tan Dhesi generally voted for transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly

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All votes about transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly:

  • On 20 Jul 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 20 — Approval of Negotiating Mandates — Devolved Administrations — International Trade Agreements Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to require the consent of ministers in devolved administrations before making regulations under the Trade Bill on implementing international trade agreements and a 1994 treaty on government procurement; while retaining the UK government's responsibility for compliance with international agreements. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 1 — Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement — Consent of Welsh and Scottish Ministers Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted not to allow ministers in devolved administrations to make regulations to correct deficiencies in EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union without the consent of UK Government ministers. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to against allowing the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to make laws which are incompatible with European Union law, and against new United Kingdom frameworks to replace European ones. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to require the approval of MPs and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as a report on the preservation of reciprocal healthcare agreements, before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement the terms of the UK's agreement with the EU on its withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 6 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to allow Welsh and Scottish ministers to make regulations which amend, or are inconsistent with, EU law retained as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to allow the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to modify EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to give the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto on if they should be prevented from amending EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against generally preventing the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland from amending EU law retained in UK law following withdrawal. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote

Powers of the Scottish Parliament

There have been votes in Parliament on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament. Specific subjects of these votes have ranged from giving the Scottish Parliament the ability to raise taxes to devolving powers and responsibility relating to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Scotland.

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Tan Dhesi generally voted for transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament

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 transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 20 Jul 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to require the consent of relevant devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before regulations implementing international trade deals which would be within the scope of their devolved powers can be made. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2020: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Distinct Immigration Policy for Scotland Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — New Clause 20 — Approval of Negotiating Mandates — Devolved Administrations — International Trade Agreements Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to require the consent of ministers in devolved administrations before making regulations under the Trade Bill on implementing international trade agreements and a 1994 treaty on government procurement; while retaining the UK government's responsibility for compliance with international agreements. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Trade Bill — Clause 1 — Implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement — Consent of Welsh and Scottish Ministers Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 16 — Consent of the Scottish Parliament — Taxes on International Trade Show vote
  • On 12 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted not to allow ministers in devolved administrations to make regulations to correct deficiencies in EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union without the consent of UK Government ministers. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to against allowing the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to make laws which are incompatible with European Union law, and against new United Kingdom frameworks to replace European ones. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to require the approval of MPs and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as a report on the preservation of reciprocal healthcare agreements, before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement the terms of the UK's agreement with the EU on its withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 6 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to allow Welsh and Scottish ministers to make regulations which amend, or are inconsistent with, EU law retained as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to allow the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to modify EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted to give the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto on if they should be prevented from amending EU law retained as UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against generally preventing the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland from amending EU law retained in UK law following withdrawal. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote

Letting Agent Fees

There have been votes in Parliament on if letting agent fees, charged to tenants, ought be more strongly regulated or even banned.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 5 Sep 2018: Tan Dhesi voted in favour of higher fines for landlords or letting agencies breaching the law limiting what tenants can be charged for. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2018: Tan Dhesi voted to further restrict the circumstances in which landlords and letting agents can charge tenants for losses arising from a breach of a tenancy agreement. Show vote

Taxation of Banks

There have been votes in Parliament on taxation of banks. The "banking levy" is one such tax: it is charged annually based on the amount a bank holds in assets,.

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Tan Dhesi consistently voted for higher taxes on banks

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 higher taxes on banks:

  • On 21 Feb 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and against reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000. Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against excluding certain overseas elements of UK banking groups from the bank levy annual tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and against reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000. Show vote
  • On 11 Dec 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the bank levy, and against reducing stamp duty for first time buyers of homes in transactions of up to £500,000. Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi voted against narrowing the scope of the bank levy tax so it is calculated only on the basis of a bank's UK assets; against excluding overseas activities of UK headquartered banking groups from the charge. Show vote

High Speed Rail

MPs have voted on funding and giving permission for a new high speed rail network, connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester.

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Tan Dhesi has never voted on new high speed rail infrastructure

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 new high speed rail infrastructure:

  • On 15 Jul 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (West Midlands — Crewe) Bill — Third Reading — Phase 2a of HS2 — Fradley Wood to Crewe Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (West Midlands — Crewe) Bill — Second Reading — High Speed 2 Phase 2 — Fradley to Crewe Show vote

UK membership of the European Union

Parliament has voted on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.

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Tan Dhesi consistently voted for UK membership of the EU

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 UK membership of the EU:

  • On 9 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Exiting the European Union — Delay Until 30 June 2019 Show vote
  • On 8 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill — Clause 1 — Length of Delay to the UK Leaving the EU Show vote
  • On 3 Apr 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against preventing the Prime Minister accepting any delay to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU beyond 22 May 2019. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against leaving the EU with a [withdrawal] agreement as soon as possible and not to approve the negotiated withdrawal agreement and associated documents. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Seek Participation in European Economic Area via EU Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Tan Dhesi 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 17 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Tan Dhesi voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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

Right to Remain for European Union Nationals in the UK

There have been a votes in Parliament which relate to EU nationals currently living in the UK having the right to remain.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Tan Dhesi’s position on this issue

However, Tan Dhesi has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 30 Jun 2020: Tan Dhesi 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: Tan Dhesi 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 7 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to automatically, without requiring an application, assign a right of permanent residence in the UK to EU citizens who have resided in the UK for at least five years. Show vote
  • On 7 Jan 2020: Tan Dhesi voted to limit the fees charged to European Union citizens and certain others registering as a citizen of the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2019: Tan Dhesi voted against delaying leaving the EU by a couple of months, against continuing current arrangements with the EU until the end of 2021, and against unilaterally guaranteeing the rights of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — UK Immigration Controls for EU Citizens Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Tan Dhesi voted for an energy price cap; for a properly resourced industrial strategy; to maintain the benefits of the European Single Market and Customs Union; to maintain the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and EU nationals living in the EU; for increased funding of public services; to scrap university tuition fees; to restore Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; to end the public sector pay cap and to increase the minimum wage. Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2017: Tan Dhesi was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — European Union Negiotiations Show vote

Gay Rights

A vote for gay rights would be a vote for homosexual people to have the same rights as heterosexuals (including for example the ability to marry, an equal age of consent, and the right to adopt) and for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to be illegal.

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Tan Dhesi consistently voted for equal gay rights

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 equal gay rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Tan Dhesi voted to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Tan Dhesi voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote

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