Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former MP

Labour

Coalition Programme for Government - For

the policies outlined in the "programme for government" also known as the "coalition agreement" agreed between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are right.

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Lord Darling of Roulanish generally voted against the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

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 the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement:

  • On 7 Jun 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to criticise the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to criticise the economic measures contained in the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to oppose the Government's programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to oppose the combination of preparations for a referendum on the Alternative Vote electoral system with redrawing constituency boundaries. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number of MPs Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against holding a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and against equalising the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against privatising up to 90% of Royal Mail and against related restructuring. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against a banking levy, a tax charged as a fraction of a bank's assets, and for a financial transaction tax. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to increase the permitted variation from the norm in the number of voters in each parliamentary constituency to 7.5% from the 5% previously proposed. Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against creating two Parliamentary constituencies wholly on the Isle of Wight rather than just one. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted for a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against introducing elected police and crime commissioners for each police area in England and Wales outside of London. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners and in favour instead of Police and Crime Panels electing commissioners from among their number. Show vote
  • On 11 Oct 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against a series of measures including requiring the police to destroy fingerprints and DNA taken in certain circumstances; against introducing a CCTV code of practice; against banning wheel clamping on private land and against new Freedom of Information provisions for datasets. Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to require transitional arrangements where regional planning policies called regional strategies are abolished. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Feed-in Tariff — Subsidies for Renewable or Low Carbon Electricity Generation Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring Birmingham City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring Bradford City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring Liverpool City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring Nottingham City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring Leeds City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring Bristol City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Banking — Access to Credit for Businesses — Banking Sector Pay Reform Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Draft City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Draft City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Draft City of Sheffield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Draft City of Coventry (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Draft City of Wakefield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against raising the tax free income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax and against recovering child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against raising the tax free income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax and against recovering child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against introducing Individual Electoral Registration to replace the previous household based system. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions Show vote
  • On 27 Jun 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against introducing individual voter registration and other changes to electoral registration and the administration of elections. Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to ask the Government to take action to prevent rationing by cost in the NHS and to call on the Government to honour its pledge to increase health spending in real terms each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to postpone reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and also to delay a review into the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against the proposed badger cull. Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against culling badgers in an effort to control bovine tuberculosis. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Recall of Elected Representatives — Power for Voters to Prompt New Election Before Term of Office Ends Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Backbench Business — Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against the the March 2014 budget, against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, against capping welfare spending, against reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against increasing the rate of the bank levy tax and against changes aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the levy. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Carry-Over Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 7 May 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Minimum Price of Alcohol Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Football Governance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against the the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against a series of taxation related measures including increasing the personal income tax free allowance and increasing the threshold at which higher rate tax is charged. Show vote

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