Lord Watts

Labour Peer

Rail Fares

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of regulating, and capping, rail fares.

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Lord Watts generally voted for slowing the rise in rail fares

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.

Key votes about slowing the rise in rail fares:

  • On 4 Sep 2013: Lord Watts voted to call on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2013: Lord Watts voted to cap rail fare increases and to ban the introduction of a new category of ticket for super-peak trains. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Lord Watts was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rail Fares Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Lord Watts was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Lord Watts voted to prevent individual rail fares being increased by more than the amount of the Government's cap, which applied to average increases. Show vote

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