Voting Record — MPs for Belfast South

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

NameFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)
Alasdair McDonnell (show only their votes) 8 May 2015 still in office SDLP 2 votes out of 180, 1.1% 180 votes out of 467, 38.5%
Alasdair McDonnell (show only their votes) 6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 SDLP 3 votes out of 311, 1.0% 311 votes out of 1239, 25.1%
Alasdair McDonnell (show only their votes) 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 SDLP 0 votes out of 269, 0.0% 269 votes out of 1288, 20.9%
Martin Smyth (show only their votes) 9 Jan 2004 11 Apr 2005 UUP 2 votes out of 250, 0.8% 250 votes out of 471, 53.1%
Martin Smyth (show only their votes) 23 Jun 2003 8 Jan 2004 Independent Ulster Unionist no whip 81 votes out of 171, 47.4%
Martin Smyth (show only their votes) 7 Jun 2001 22 Jun 2003 UUP 3 votes out of 322, 0.9% 322 votes out of 604, 53.3%
Martin Smyth (show only their votes) 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 UUP 0 votes out of 423, 0.0% 423 votes out of 1273, 33.2%

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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Votes by Alasdair McDonnell MP
HouseDateSubjectAlasdair McDonnellSDLP VoteRôle
Commons8 Feb 2017Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) Between the European Union and Canada Majorityno Rebel
Commons30 Nov 2016Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy Majorityaye Rebel
Votes by Alasdair McDonnell MP
HouseDateSubjectAlasdair McDonnellSDLP VoteRôle
Commons11 Jul 2012Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays minorityno Rebel
Commons19 Oct 2011House of Commons Recess Dates — Winter 2011-12 Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons13 Jul 2011Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Both Houses of Parliament to Approve General Election Date minorityaye Rebel
Votes by Alasdair McDonnell MP
HouseDateSubjectAlasdair McDonnellSDLP VoteRôle
Commons14 Jul 2009Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill — New Clause 3 — Right of Gurkhas to Live in the UK minorityunknown Unknown
Commons22 Oct 2008Political Parties and Elections Bill — To carry-over to next session Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons27 Apr 2006Northern Ireland Bill — Schedule 1 — The Assembly tellayeaye Teller
Votes by Martin Smyth MP
HouseDateSubjectMartin SmythUUP VoteRôle
Commons8 Mar 2005Road Safety Bill — New Clause 21 — outlaws modifications to vehicles that could increase injury minorityno Rebel
Commons12 May 2004Deferred Division — Visitor Facilities minorityaye Rebel
Votes by Martin Smyth MP
HouseDateSubjectMartin SmythIndependent Ulster Unionist VoteRôle
Commons7 Jan 2004Care Homes minoritynone Free
Commons7 Jan 2004NHS Performance Indicators minoritynone Free
Commons6 Jan 2004National Insurance Contributions and Statutory Payments Bill (Programme) minoritynone Free
Commons17 Dec 2003Deferred Division — Extradition minoritynone Free
Commons16 Dec 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Clause 4 — Electoral Commission report minoritynone Free
Commons16 Dec 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Clause 1 — Piloting conduct at european and local elections minoritynone Free
Commons16 Dec 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Clause 1 — Piloting conduct at european and local elections minoritynone Free
Commons16 Dec 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — New Clause 4 — Conduct of elections under a pilot order minoritynone Free
Commons16 Dec 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — New Clause 2 — Additional provisions in respect of postal voting minoritynone Free
Commons9 Dec 2003Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — New Clause 10 — Local Development Plan minoritynone Free
Commons9 Dec 2003Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — New Clause 10 — Local Development Plan minoritynone Free
Commons3 Dec 2003Public Services, Health and Education minoritynone Free
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 15 — Private Health Care minoritynone Free
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 15 — Private Health Care minoritynone Free
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 3 — General Duty of Regulator minoritynone Free
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 1 — NHS foundation trusts minoritynone Free
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill (Programme) (No. 3) minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill — New Clause minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill — Clause 78 — Authorisation of Investigations minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill — Clause 43 — Application by Prosecution for Trial to be Conducted without Jury where Danger of Jury Tampering minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill — Clause 42 — Applications by Prosecution for Certain Complex or Lengthy Trials to be Conducted without Jury minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill — Clause 41 — Application by Defendant for Trial to be conducted without Jury minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Criminal Justice Bill (Programme) minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] — New Clause minoritynone Free
Commons18 Nov 2003Grammar Schools (Ballots and Consultation) minoritynone Free
Commons12 Nov 2003Taxes — Taxes minoritynone Free
Commons12 Nov 2003Taxes minoritynone Free
Commons12 Nov 2003Constitution for Europe (Referendum) minoritynone Free
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — Clause 58 — Fluoridation of Water Supplies minoritynone Free
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 — Prohibition of Artificial Fluoridation of Water Supplies minoritynone Free
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — New Clause 11 — Consultation On The Cost Of Environmental Protection Measures minoritynone Free
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — Schedule 1 — The Water Services Regulation Authority minoritynone Free
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — New Clause 2 — Commencement and Expiry of Licences minoritynone Free
Commons5 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3) minoritynone Free
Commons5 Nov 2003Decommissioning (Northern Ireland) minoritynone Free
Commons29 Oct 2003Mersey Tunnels Bill — Schedule 1 — Amendment of the 1980 Act: Levying, Revision and Application of Tolls Majoritynone Free
Commons29 Oct 2003Cannabis — reclassification from class B to class C minoritynone Free
Commons28 Oct 2003Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] — New Clause 17 — Directions to Waste Disposal Authorities minoritynone Free
Commons28 Oct 2003Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] — New Clause 5 — Environmental impact assessment of incineration minoritynone Free
Commons22 Oct 2003Deferred Division — Recovery Plan for Cod and the Recovery of the Northern Hake Stock minoritynone Free
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Judicial Inquiry — Not necessary minoritynone Free
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Set up of judicial inquiry — rejected minoritynone Free
Commons21 Oct 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (Carry-over) minoritynone Free
Commons21 Oct 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (Programme) minoritynone Free
Commons21 Oct 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill minoritynone Free
Commons20 Oct 2003Courts Bill [Lords] — Clause 4 — Establishment of Courts Boards minoritynone Free
Commons20 Oct 2003Courts Bill [Lords] — Clause 1 — The General Duty minoritynone Free
Commons20 Oct 2003Courts Bill [Lords] — New Clause 2 — Judicial Independence minoritynone Free
Commons14 Oct 2003Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 — Driver Licensing Information — Clause 27 — Exercise of Powers by Others minoritynone Free
Commons17 Sep 2003Deferred Division — Implementation and Compliance of the Common Fisheries Policy minoritynone Free
Commons17 Sep 2003Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission Etc.) Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] — Clause 12 — Short Title, Commencement and Repeals minoritynone Free
Commons17 Sep 2003Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission Etc.) Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] — Clause 4 — Resolutions About Exclusion minoritynone Free
Commons17 Sep 2003Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission Etc.) Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] — [Sir Michael Lord in the Chair] — Clause 1 — The Monitoring Commission minoritynone Free
Commons17 Sep 2003Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission Etc.) Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] — [Sir Michael Lord in the Chair] — Clause 1 — The Monitoring Commission tellayenone Free Teller
Commons17 Sep 2003Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill [Lords] minoritynone Free
Commons17 Sep 2003Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill (Allocation of Time) minoritynone Free
Commons16 Sep 2003EU Constitution minoritynone Free
Commons16 Sep 2003EU Constitution minoritynone Free
Commons16 Jul 2003Deferred Divisions — Immigration — Social Security minoritynone Free
Commons16 Jul 2003Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 minoritynone Free
Commons16 Jul 2003Iraq — Foreign Affairs Committee Report minoritynone Free
Commons15 Jul 2003Sexual Offences Bill minoritynone Free
Commons14 Jul 2003Communications Bill — Clause 340 — Modification of Disqualification Provisions minoritynone Free
Commons14 Jul 2003Communications Bill (Programme) (No. 3) minoritynone Free
Commons9 Jul 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 1 — Compensation minoritynone Free
Commons9 Jul 2003Convention on the Future of Europe minoritynone Free
Commons9 Jul 2003Convention on the Future of Europe minoritynone Free
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Schedule 13 — Repeals and Revocations minoritynone Free
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — New Clause 2 — Duty of The CHAI to Prepare Standards Guidance Relating to Health Care minoritynone Free
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — New Clause 9 — Foundation Patients' Fora minoritynone Free
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — NHS Community Trusts minoritynone Free
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) minoritynone Free
Commons8 Jul 2003House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers minoritynone Free
Commons2 Jul 2003Road and Rail Transport minoritynone Free
Commons25 Jun 2003Deferred Division — Sexual Orientation Discrimination Majoritynone Free
Commons25 Jun 2003Fair Trade minoritynone Free
Commons25 Jun 2003Tuition Fees minoritynone Free
Commons24 Jun 2003Licensing Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3) minoritynone Free
Commons24 Jun 2003Anti-social Behaviour Bill — third reading— Majoritynone Free
Commons24 Jun 2003Anti-social Behaviour Bill — Clause 29 — Dispersal of Groups and Removal of Persons Under 16 to Their Place of Residence Majoritynone Free
Commons24 Jun 2003Anti-social Behaviour Bill (Programme) (No. 2) minoritynone Free
Votes by Martin Smyth MP
HouseDateSubjectMartin SmythUUP VoteRôle
Commons25 Mar 2003Extradition Bill — Clause 63 — Extradition Offences: Person Not Sentenced for Offence minorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Apr 2002Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation minorityunknown Unknown
Commons28 Jan 2002City of London (Ward Elections) Bill — New Clause 1 — Exclusion of Crown Bodies Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 109 — Implementation of the third pillar minorityno Rebel
Votes by Martin Smyth MP
HouseDateSubjectMartin SmythUUP VoteRôle
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations tellnono Teller
Commons16 May 2000Northern Ireland (Flags) tellnono Teller
Commons14 Apr 2000Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill — Continuation of Debate tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Apr 2000Patten Report tellayeaye Teller
Commons27 Mar 2000"Table - 12. Amusement machine licence duty (rates of duty) tellnono Teller
Commons27 Mar 2000"Table tellnono Teller
Commons8 Feb 2000Northern Ireland Bill - Ending suspension tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Jan 2000Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill — Second Reading tellayeaye Teller
Commons25 Jan 2000Disqualifications Bill - Disqualification from ministerial office in United Kingdom tellayeaye Teller
Commons24 Jan 2000Disqualifications Bill tellnono Teller
Commons13 Jul 1999Northern Ireland Bill tellnono Teller
Commons13 Jul 1999Northern Ireland Bill tellnono Teller
Commons12 May 1999Northern Ireland (Location of Victims' Remains) Bill - Funeral expenses tellnono Teller
Commons9 Dec 1998Decommissioning and Prisoner Releases tellnono Teller
Commons27 Oct 1998Working Time minorityunknown Unknown
Commons31 Jul 1998Northern Ireland Bill tellnono Teller
Commons30 Jul 1998Northern Ireland Bill - Transferred, excepted and reserved matters tellayeaye Teller
Commons15 Jun 1998Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons10 Jun 1998Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons22 Apr 1998Northern Ireland (Elections) Bill - The Assembly tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] tellnono Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] - Secretary of State's powers to prohibit public processions tellnono Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] - Functions of the Commission tellnono Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] - Prohibition orders tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] - The Commission's powers to impose conditions on public processions tellayeaye Teller

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

AgreementPolicy
92% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
37% Academy Schools - for
67% Action to prevent domestic violence
80% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
36% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
0% Assisted Dying
31% Asylum System - More strict
50% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
62% Bankers' Bonus Tax
89% Business and community control of schools: For
20% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
50% Closed Material Proceedure
37% Coalition Programme for Government - For
50% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
25% Cull Badgers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
58% Do more to help refugees inclding children
40% Employee Shareholder Status
31% Encourage and incentivise saving
50% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
63% Energy Prices - More Affordable
0% English Votes on English Laws etc.
21% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
66% European Union - For
28% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
19% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
25% Fixed Term Parliaments
94% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
62% Fully Elected House of Lords
60% Further Devolution to Scotland
50% Further devolution to Wales
62% Gambling - Against permissiveness
29% GP Commissioning in the NHS
40% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
55% Higher taxes on banks
50% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
55% Homosexuality - Equal rights
42% HS2 - In Favour
40% Human Rights and Equality
32% Identity cards - For introduction
50% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
50% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
50% Incentivise membership of press regulator
28% Increase Air Passenger Duty
30% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
42% Increase VAT
75% Inheritance Tax
52% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
56% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
79% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
38% Localise Council Tax Support
47% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
40% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
60% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
75% Mansion Tax
23% Mass Retention of Communications Data
60% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
36% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
0% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
31% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
56% Minumum Wage
50% More funds for social care
70% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
53% More powers for local councils
69% No detention without charge or trial
71% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
50% Nuclear power - For
50% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
50% Pension auto-enrolment - For
40% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
48% Police and Crime Commissioners
50% Post office - in favour of Government policy
50% Post office closures - against
75% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
47% Privatise Royal Mail
50% Promote Occupational Pensions
82% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
83% Public Ownership of Railways
87% Rail Fares - Lower
14% Reduce capital gains tax
42% Reduce central funding for local government
28% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
31% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
32% Reducing the number of MPs - for
50% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
42% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
13% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
50% Register of Lobbyists
38% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
66% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
50% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
50% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
18% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
48% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
75% Retain funds from council house sales locally
36% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
78% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
58% Right to strike
60% Same Sex Marriage - for
53% Schools - Greater Autonomy
50% Sell England's Public Forests
82% Smoking ban - In favour
75% State control of bus services
60% Stop climate change
50% Stronger Military Covenant
55% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
100% Termination of pregnancy - against
34% Terrorism laws - For
50% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
37% Tougher on illegal immigration
20% Trade Union Regulation
50% Transparency of Parliament
36% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
2% University Tuition Fees - For
19% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
67% Voting age - Reduce to 16
50% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
80% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

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