Fixed Term Parliaments
Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.
Lord Pickles almost always voted for fixed periods between parliamentary elections
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.
On 23 Oct 2014:
Lord Pickles was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
On 13 Jul 2011:
Lord Pickles voted against requiring a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election.
On 18 Jan 2011:
Lord Pickles voted to hold general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections.
On 1 Dec 2010:
Lord Pickles was absent for a vote on Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Early General Elections
On 13 Sep 2010:
Lord Pickles voted for regular general elections every five years, with some exceptions allowing early elections.
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