Mick Whitley

Labour MP for Birkenhead

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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Mick Whitley consistently voted for more powers for local councils

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Major votes

  • On 28 Feb 2022: Mick Whitley voted to to allow local councils to run secure schools, youth custody establishments, for 16 to 19 year olds. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Mick Whitley voted for greater public involvement in the creation of development plans, for greater regulation of permitted development, and to make permission for large housing schemes conditional on them starting within two years. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 21 Feb 2022: Mick Whitley voted to require the consent of the relevant local authority, Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and, where relevant, Mayoral Combined Authority before a body is designated the employer representative body for an area and given a role in developing the local skills improvement plan which public post-16 technical education or training providers would be required to have regard to. Show vote

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