Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent

Labour Peer

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MPs' Veto Over Laws Only Affecting Their Part of the UK

That English MPs have not been able vote on matters which have been devolved to other parts of the UK, but Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland MPs can vote on those same matters when the UK Parliament is legislating solely for England has been considered by some to be unfair. There have been votes in Parliament on how to give MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a fairer say over matters which only affect their parts of the UK. In respect of votes on matters only affecting England this is often described as the "English Votes on English Laws" question.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted against a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK

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Key votes about a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK:

  • On 22 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against giving MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK and in favour of appointing a committee to consider the matter. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to give the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK only for a trial period. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against giving the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto when laws specifically impacting one or more of those parts of the United Kingdom are before the House of Commons. Show vote

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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All votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Assisted Dying

There have been votes in Parliament on if it should be legal to assist terminally ill people who have decided they want to end their life.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has never voted on allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

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All votes about allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life:

  • On 11 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Assisted Dying Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Corporation Tax Rate

There have been votes in Parliament on the rate of tax charged on a company's profits.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax

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 reducing the rate of corporation tax:

  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the main rate of corporation tax to be charged in 2020. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the main rate of corporation tax for the financial year 2020 from 18% to 17%. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for more powers for local councils

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Key votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 23 May 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against giving a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to give local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for local councils, rather than central Government, , to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the local retention of funds from selling high value council homes where there is a local need for social housing. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against giving local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against allowing the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and against enabling councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote

Voting Age

There have been votes in Parliament on reducing the voting age from eighteen to sixteen for local government elections, for elections to the Westminster and European Parliaments and for the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted for a lower voting age

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 a lower voting age:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 8 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to allow those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections from 18 to 16. Show vote
  • On 17 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to reduce the voting age for local government elections to 16 from 18. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum on if the UK should remain a member of the EU. 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 Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 25 Jun 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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

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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always 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.

Key votes about higher taxes on banks:

  • On 21 Feb 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against excluding certain overseas elements of UK banking groups from the bank levy annual tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Dec 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote

Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to alcoholic drinks.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted against higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

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All votes about higher taxes on alcoholic drinks:

  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against raising the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, against introducing a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, against restricting the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and against other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks Show vote

Mass Surveillance

There have been votes in Parliament on if the state should be permitted, with safeguards, to intercept people’s communications en masse, as well as obtain and use datasets which could include people’s personal banking, travel, and health data. The question of if the state should be able to require the retention of details of people’s internet use has also been voted on.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities

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All votes about mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities:

  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Clause 78 — Powers to Require Retention of Information on People's Internet Use Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, subject to certain safeguards. Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading — Mass Surveillance Show vote

Merging Police and Fire Services under Police and Crime Commissioners

There have been votes in Parliament on whether to give Police and Crime Commissioners responsibility for fire services.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has never voted on merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners

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 merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • On 26 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Policing and Crime Bill — Police and Crime Commissioners — Responsibility for Fire and Rescue Service. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Policing and Crime Bill — Schedule 1 — Report on Funding Requirement Prior to Police and Crime Commissioners Gaining Responsibility for Fire and Rescue Service Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Policing and Crime Bill — Schedule 1 — Consent of Fire Authority and Councils or Local People Before Police and Crime Commissioner Given Fire and Rescue Responsibilities 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for UK membership of the EU

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Key votes about UK membership of the EU:

  • On 4 Sep 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 9 Apr 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 8 Apr 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill — Clause 1 — No Delay to Withdrawal Beyond 22 May 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Seek to Delay Withdrawal Until 31 December 2019 if no Withdrawal Agreement by 26 February 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Seek to Delay Withdrawal if no Withdrawal Agreement by 26 February 2019 Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 143 — Financial Liability of the UK towards the EU Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 180 — UK To Remain EU Member Unless UK Parliament Agrees Terms for Leaving Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. 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 Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 5 Sep 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Tenant Fees Bill — Clause 8 — Financial Penalties Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Tenant Fees Bill — Schedule 1 -Permitted Payments Show vote

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) to Extract Shale Gas

Parliament has voted on whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be permitted at all, where it should be permitted, and how such operations ought be regulated.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

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 greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas:

  • On 16 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against greater restrictions on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas in National Parks, the Broads, areas of outstanding natural beauty, World Heritage sites, and near points where water is abstracted for domestic and food production purposes. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote

Publicly Owned Railways

There have been votes in Parliament on the public ownership of the railways, including on keeping the rail infrastructure public, and permitting train operating companies to be publicly-owned.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted for a publicly owned railway system

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Key votes about a publicly owned railway system:

  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to allow, but not require, High Speed 2 passenger services to be run by the public sector operators. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for regulation of local bus networks and for public ownership of the railways. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 18 Nov 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to keep the number of MPs at 650, and permit 5% more flexibility in the variation of the number of electors per constituency. Show vote

Tougher on illegal immigration

The UK should have stronger laws to tackle illegal immigration.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted against stronger enforcement of immigration rules

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 stronger enforcement of immigration rules:

  • On 14 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against arrangements for immigration checks for those opening banks and building society accounts. Show vote
  • On 25 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Immigration Detention of Those Who Are Pregnant and Vulnerable People Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against making it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against extending the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote

Public Control over Bus Services

There have been votes in Parliament on greater public control of bus services.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for greater public control of bus services

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Key votes about greater public control of bus services:

  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016 Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for regulation of local bus networks and for public ownership of the railways. Show vote

Mass Retention of Communications Data

There have been votes in Parliament on if we should require the mass retention of information about communications (but not the content of those communications).

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for requiring the mass retention of information about communications

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All votes about requiring the mass retention of information about communications:

  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Investigatory Powers Bill — Clause 78 — Powers to Require Retention of Information on People's Internet Use Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to allow the bulk interception of communications, equipment interference, and the retention and examination of bulk personal datasets, subject to certain safeguards. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance

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All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 12 Nov 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against raising the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, against introducing a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, against restricting the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and against other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require multinational enterprises to publish a country by country tax strategy including information on their attitude to tax planning. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to give the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority duties to combat abusive tax avoidance arrangements, including by ascertaining and recording the beneficial ownership of trusts. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. 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 Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 29 Jun 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 25 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote

Use of UK Military Forces In Combat Abroad

There have been votes in Parliament on the use of UK Military Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted for use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas

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All votes about use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas:

  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote

An Elected House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. There have been votes on moving away from a position where members of the House of Lords are either appointed or have inherited their seats to a system where members are elected.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for a wholly elected House of Lords

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All votes about a wholly elected House of Lords:

  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the number of MPs but for reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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

Pub Leases

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if pub companies should be required to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has never voted on requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases

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All votes about requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases:

  • On 2 Feb 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Enterprise Bill — Second Reading — Small Business Commissioner — Apprenticeships — Insurance Payment — Green Investment Bank Status — Pubs 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament

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Key votes about transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

  • On 17 Jul 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the UK Parliament to have the consent of the Scottish Parliament before making laws applying to Scotland on devolved matters. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 36 — Power for Scottish Parliament to Call a Scottish Independence Referendum Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to set Scotland's laws on abortion. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against giving the Scottish Parliament the power to make laws on child tax credit, and working tax credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to allow the devolved administration in Scotland to introduce a requirement for gender balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish public authorities. Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Threshold for Disability Benefits Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Carers Benefit — Scope of Eligibility Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 24 — Power of Scottish Ministers to Change Regulations on Benefits in Respect of Rent Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit — Devolving Powers to Scotland Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 31 — Ability of Scottish Parliament to Create New Benefits Show vote
  • On 30 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 39 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — National Insurance Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 33 — Full Fiscal Autonomy for Scotland Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 54 — Devolution of Power Over Income Tax in Scotland Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Full Control Over Taxation, Borrowing and Public Spending for Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to give the Scottish Parliament a veto on the repeal of the Human Rights Act as it applies to Scotland. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Require UK Parliament to Have Consent of Scottish Parliament Before Legislating on Devolved Matters Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the consent of the Scottish Parliament and of the Scottish people in a referendum before the Scottish Parliament can be abolished; and to strengthen the constitutional status of the Scottish Parliament. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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

Removing Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords

There have been votes in Parliament on the removal of the hereditary peers from the House of Lords.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords

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All votes about removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords:

  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the number of MPs but for reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted against 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Nov 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Budget Resolution 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Tax Year 2019-20 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the measures in the Finance Bill including against an increase in the income tax personal allowance, and against capping the rates of VAT and income tax at their existing rates until the next general election. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote

Military Action Against Group Known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh

There have been votes in Parliament on whether the UK should take part in military action in Iraq and Syria against the group known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted for military action against ISIL (Daesh)

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All votes about military action against ISIL (Daesh):

  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) Show vote
  • On 16 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons) Bill — Leave to Bring In Show vote

Capital Gains Tax

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of taxation on profits arising from increases in value for assets such as property and shares.

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Secure Tenancies for Life

There have been votes in Parliament on phasing out secure lifetime tenancies and requiring tenancies be for a fixed term and do not get automatically renewed.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted against phasing out secure tenancies for life

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All votes about phasing out secure tenancies for life:

  • On 12 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to retain secure tenancies for life. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote

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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for measures to prevent climate change

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Key votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and against requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to charge the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; for a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and against charging additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted for equal gay rights

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All votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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Key votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 16 Nov 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance — Analysis of Impact of Changes on Those with Different Incomes Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; for plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and for a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against proposed cuts to tax credits and for investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident Show vote

Referendum on the UK's Membership of the EU

There have been a number of votes in Parliament on if there should be a national referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU

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Key votes about a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU:

  • On 29 Feb 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to set the date of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU as the 23rd of June 2016, and to set other dates relevant to the regulation of the referendum. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union Referendum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union Referendum Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for more EU integration

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Key votes about more EU integration:

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Leaving the European Union Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for a permanent and comprehensive United Kingdom-wide customs union with the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against 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 against external tariff alignment between the UK and the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against 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), but without a customs union with the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for a UK wide customs union with the EU. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to retain arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted no on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted no on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill — New Clause 1 — Continued Participation in the European Arrest Warrant Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 16 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 20 Dec 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to prevent ministers withdrawing the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 19 Apr 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 Mar 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 143 — Financial Liability of the UK towards the EU Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 180 — UK To Remain EU Member Unless UK Parliament Agrees Terms for Leaving Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 14 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 10 — United Kingdom Carbon Account — Consideration of Emissions Traded via European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in support of a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism; and against working directly with other countries and against recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations. Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Digital Tachographs — Remote Access — Satellite Positioning Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection 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 Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 31 Oct 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against a range of changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against a range of changes to the tax system. Show vote

Asylum

The asylum system is intended to protect people fleeing persecution in their own countries. Parliament has voted on subjects including: routes via which people may enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum; the circumstances in which those seeking asylum may work; support for those seeking asylum and if to allow those claiming asylum to be removed to other countries while their claim is assessed.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted against a stricter asylum system

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 a stricter asylum system:

  • On 25 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against making it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against extending the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for greater international efforts through the United Nations to secure the position of refugees across the Middle East and in favour of the UK playing a full role, with others, in providing sanctuary. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons:

  • On 18 Nov 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to keep the number of MPs at 650, and permit 5% more flexibility in the variation of the number of electors per constituency. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the number of MPs but for reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the construction of the HS2 rail link from London to Birmingham. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted for laws to promote equality and human 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.

Key votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 14 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to call on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; for plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and for a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; to mitigate any disproportionate burden on women and to publish a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote

Charging Market Rent to High Earners in Council Homes

Parliament has voted on whether high earners should be required to pay a market rent for council homes.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted against charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home

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 charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home:

  • On 3 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring those on high incomes living in social housing to pay market rents; against funding right to buy style discounts for housing association tenants; against enabling the Secretary of State to require local councils to sell expensive properties, perhaps using the revenue to fund new housing, and against other proposed changes to the law on housing and planning. 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK

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 a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK:

  • On 4 Sep 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 9 Apr 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 8 Apr 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill — Clause 1 — No Delay to Withdrawal Beyond 22 May 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Seek to Delay Withdrawal Until 31 December 2019 if no Withdrawal Agreement by 26 February 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Seek to Delay Withdrawal if no Withdrawal Agreement by 26 February 2019 Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 13 Jun 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 29 Jun 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — European Union Negiotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 143 — Financial Liability of the UK towards the EU Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 180 — UK To Remain EU Member Unless UK Parliament Agrees Terms for Leaving Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 19 Oct 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for EU nationals living in the UK to retain rights, including the right to live and work in the UK, should the UK leave the EU. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote

Reduce capital gains tax

Capital gains taxes should be reduced.

Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted against reducing capital gains tax

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 reducing capital gains tax:

  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 82 — Reduction in Rate of Capital Gains Tax Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against reducing the basic rate of capital gains tax by 8%. Show vote
  • On 11 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against changing the way dividends are taxed, against cutting capital gains tax, and against reducing the amount which can be taken out of a pension tax-free from £1.25m to £1m. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against cutting capital gains tax rates, against extending entrepreneurs relief discounts to external investors and against making other changes to capital gains tax. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Procedure (Future Taxation) — Inclusion of Provisions Taking Effect in Future Years in the Finance Bill 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government

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 reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 5 Feb 2019: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 28 Mar 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to review local government funding, and to immediately provide more resources to local government. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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
  • On 22 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England) Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against setting the main central government grant to local government for 2016-17 at a level 24.6% lower than it was set for 2015-16. 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 Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 8 May 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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

Investigations into the Iraq War

A number of votes were held relating to holding investigations into the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against investigations into the Iraq war

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 investigations into the Iraq war:

  • On 30 Nov 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against an investigation into the contrast between public statements and private actions in the run up to the Iraq war. Show vote

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent consistently voted against academy schools

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 academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote

Trident Nuclear Weapons System Replacement

The UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, comprising missile armed submarines, provides a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. There have been votes on if the system should be replaced with a new nuclear deterrent when Trident reaches the end of its lifespan.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

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 replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system:

  • On 18 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to support replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — UK Membership of the EU — Nuclear Weapons — House of Lords — Devolution — Refugee Crisis in Europe Show vote
  • On 24 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Deterrent Programme Renewal Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident 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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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted for transferring more powers to the Senedd/Welsh 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.

Key votes about transferring more powers to the Senedd/Welsh Parliament:

  • On 17 Jul 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Powers of Devolved Administrations Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent 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 24 Jan 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to empower Welsh ministers and the National Assembly for Wales to regulate the number of betting machines in licensed betting premises where the maximum charge for use is over £2, rather than only where it is over £10. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Jurisdictions for England and Wales Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 6 — Tax on Carriage of Passengers by Air Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Schedule 1 — Devolution of Policing Powers to the Welsh Assembly Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Schedule 1 — New Schedule 7A to the Government of Wales Act 2006 Show vote
  • On 11 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Welsh Thresholds for Income Tax Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Systems of England and Wales Show vote

Trade Union Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on the way trade unions are regulated, including on the law related to industrial action and strike ballots.

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Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent generally voted against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

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 restrictive regulation of trade union activity:

  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for State School Teachers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Key Transport Workers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Key Health Workers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Border Security Workers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Fire Service Workers Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against regulating industrial action by those providing certain critical national services including railways, operators providing buses, trams and underground railways, the National Health Service and fire and ambulance services. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted yes on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring the appointment of a picket supervisor and against requiring them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and against other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted against requiring a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and against other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote

Third Party Campaigning in Elections

There have been votes in Parliament on the regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections.

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We don’t have enough information to calculate Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent’s position on this issue

However, Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent has taken part in the following votes on the topic:

  • On 26 Jan 2016: Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent voted to make clear charities can undertake political campaigning. Show vote

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