Voting Record — MPs for Harwich

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

NameFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)
Douglas Carswell (show only their votes) 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 21 votes out of 820, 2.6% 820 votes out of 1288, 63.7%
Mr Ivan Henderson (show only their votes) 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 9 votes out of 1025, 0.9% 1025 votes out of 1246, 82.3%
Mr Ivan Henderson (show only their votes) 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Lab 4 votes out of 968, 0.4% 968 votes out of 1273, 76.0%

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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 Douglas Carswell MP
HouseDateSubjectDouglas CarswellCon VoteRôle
Commons4 Mar 2010Backbench Business Committee Majorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2008Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day — Second Part] — Manchester City Council Bill [ Lords] (By Order) minorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 68 — Commencement Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses Majorityaye Rebel
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons6 May 2008Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill: Blasphemy Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Nov 2007Orders of the Day — The Economy and Pensions minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — Schedule 8 — Minor and consequential amendments minorityaye Rebel
Votes by Mr Ivan Henderson MP
HouseDateSubjectMr Ivan HendersonLab VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityno Rebel
Commons26 Oct 2004Removal of References to Strangers minorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — House of Lords to be abolished — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Wednesdays, and for Thursdays and Fridays minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Wednesdays, and for Thursdays and Fridays minorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Liaison Committee: Power to Take Evidence minorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons — SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 1) Majorityaye Rebel
Votes by Mr Ivan Henderson MP
HouseDateSubjectMr Ivan HendersonLab VoteRôle
Commons2 Nov 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Jul 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Jul 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Jul 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill - Interpretation minorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Feb 1999Poverty and Social Exclusion (National Strategy) 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
46% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
84% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
68% Academy Schools - for
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
13% Bankers' Bonus Tax
99% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
67% Closed Material Proceedure
85% Coalition Programme for Government - For
81% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Employee Shareholder Status
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
7% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
19% European Union - For
90% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
63% Fixed Term Parliaments
90% Fully Elected House of Lords
9% Further Devolution to Scotland
20% Further devolution to Wales
34% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
84% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
1% Homosexuality - Equal rights
59% Human Rights and Equality
0% Identity cards - For introduction
30% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
89% Increase Air Passenger Duty
52% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
94% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
82% Increase VAT
97% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
11% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
88% Localise Council Tax Support
71% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
0% Mansion Tax
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
7% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
39% More powers for local councils
38% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
58% Nuclear power - For
1% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
17% Pension auto-enrolment - For
92% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
100% Privatise Royal Mail
69% Promote Occupational Pensions
75% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
0% Rail Fares - Lower
92% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
83% Reduce spending power of local government
87% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
92% Reducing the number of MPs - for
93% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
99% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
100% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
12% Register of Lobbyists
100% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
36% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
89% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
88% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
50% Right to strike
24% Same Sex Marriage - for
75% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
0% Smoking ban - In favour
50% Stop climate change
22% Stronger Military Covenant
94% Termination of pregnancy - against
35% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
50% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
100% University Tuition Fees - For
71% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which MPs voted most similarly to this one in the 2005-2010, Westminster Parliament. This is measured from 0% agreement (never voted the same) to 100% (always voted the same). Only votes that both MPs attended are counted. This may reveal relationships between MPs that were previously unsuspected. Or it may be nonsense.

AgreementNameConstituencyParty
100.0% John HowellHenleyCon
98.8% Richard SpringWest SuffolkCon
98.5% Francis MaudeHorshamCon
98.2% Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaCon
98.1% David MacleanPenrith and The BorderCon

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