Voting Record — Mr Brian Cotter MP, Weston-Super-Mare (10136)

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

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
House of Lords 5 Jun 2006 still in office LDem 31 votes out of 775, 4.0% 775 votes out of 1109, 69.9% 0 times
Weston-Super-Mare 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 16 votes out of 905, 1.8% 905 votes out of 1246, 72.6% 0 times
Weston-Super-Mare 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 LDem 9 votes out of 935, 1.0% 935 votes out of 1273, 73.4% 5 times

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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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HouseDateSubjectLord CotterLDem VoteRôle
22 Jul 2015Stopped being Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
23 Jun 2015Became Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment
Lords16 Jan 2015Assisted Dying Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords9 Dec 2014Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments Majorityno Rebel
Lords9 Dec 2014Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments Majorityno Rebel
Lords9 Dec 2014Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments Majorityno Rebel
Lords20 Oct 2014Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords29 Jan 2014Children and Families Bill — Offence of Smoking in a Private Vehicle When a Child or Children Are Present Majorityno Rebel
Lords15 Jan 2014Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Committee (2nd Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords4 Nov 2013Energy Bill — Report (2nd Day) minorityaye Rebel
21 May 2013Became Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment
Lords22 Apr 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments Majorityno Rebel
Lords22 Apr 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments Majorityno Rebel
Lords22 Apr 2013Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Commons Reasons Majorityno Rebel
Lords26 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments minorityno Rebel
Lords4 Mar 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) Majorityno Rebel
16 May 2012Stopped being Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection
Lords25 Jan 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Report (6th Day) Majorityno Rebel
Lords23 Jan 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Report (5th Day) Majorityno Rebel
Lords14 Dec 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) Majorityno Rebel
Lords8 Nov 2011Procedure of the House (Proposal 9) — Motion to Resolve Majorityaye Rebel
Lords15 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Expiry of Provisions Requiring Referendum Before Tranfering UK Powers to the EU Majorityno Rebel
Lords13 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Requirement of Referendum Prior to the UK Adopting the Euro minorityno Rebel
Lords11 May 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Committee (1st Day) Majorityno Rebel
Lords19 Jan 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Special Case for Isle of Wight Constituency Majorityno Rebel
Lords14 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap raise to £9,000 minorityno Rebel
Lords14 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap raise to £6,000 minorityno Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being Spokesperson for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regu,
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
8 Apr 2010Stopped being Member, Audit Committee (Lords)
Lords7 Jul 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — New Clause — Assisted Suicide Majorityaye Rebel
Lords6 May 2009Health Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) minorityno Rebel
8 Jan 2009Stopped being Spokesperson in the Lords (Skills), Innovation, Universities and Skills
8 Jan 2009Stopped being Spokesperson in the Lords (Small Businesses), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
8 Jan 2009Became Spokesperson for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regu,
9 Dec 2008Became Member, EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection
Lords29 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] minorityno Rebel
Lords29 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] minorityno Rebel
Lords29 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] minorityno Rebel
Lords4 Feb 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Strong evidence required to use admix embryos minorityno Rebel
Lords15 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — Saviour siblings minorityno Rebel
Lords15 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — creation of admix (inter-species) embroyos minorityno Rebel
27 Jul 2007Became Spokesperson in the Lords (Skills), Innovation, Universities and Skills
6 Jul 2007Became Spokesperson in the Lords, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
6 Jul 2007Stopped being Spokesperson in the Lords, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
4 Jul 2007Stopped being Spokesperson in the Lords (Small Businesses), Trade & Industry
4 Jul 2007Became Spokesperson in the Lords (Small Businesses), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
10 Jan 2007Became Spokesperson in the Lords (Small Businesses), Trade & Industry
15 Dec 2006Became Member, Audit Committee (Lords)
1 Jun 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister (Trade & Industry), Trade & Industry
HouseDateSubjectMr Brian CotterLDem VoteRôle
11 Apr 2005Stopped being Member, Regulatory Reform Committee
11 Apr 2005Stopped being Member, Regulatory Reform Committee
Commons10 Mar 2005Support For Members Who Have Chosen Not To Take Their Seats Majorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Schedule 3 — Property and affairs: supplementary provisions minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) (No. 3) Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment minorityno Rebel
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment Majorityaye Rebel
28 May 2004Became Member, Regulatory Reform Committee
Commons25 May 2004Gender Recognition Bill [Lords] — Religion Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Apr 2004Security Screen Majorityno Rebel
26 Jan 2004Became Shadow Minister (Trade & Industry), Trade & Industry
Commons14 Apr 2003Smoking (Restaurants) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityunknown Unknown
Commons29 Oct 2002Programming minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Start Sittings of the House of Commons at 11.30 am rather than 14.30 on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Dec 2001Facilities of the House Majorityno Rebel
Commons29 Nov 2001Human Reproductive Cloning Bill[Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Jul 2001Business of the House minorityaye Rebel
16 Jul 2001Became Member, Regulatory Reform Committee
HouseDateSubjectMr Brian CotterLDem VoteRôle
11 May 2001Stopped being Member, Deregulation Committee
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting With Dogs: Prohibition minorityno Rebel
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 Nov 2000Sittings in Westminster Hall minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2000Insolvency Bill [Lords] - Section 309(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986 to apply to nominees tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker Majorityaye Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker Majorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order tellayeaye Teller
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Nov 1999Greater London Authority Bill Majorityno Rebel
Commons30 Mar 1999Employment Relations Bill - Discrimination in the work-place on grounds of age tellayeaye Teller
1 Jan 1999Became Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
1 Jan 1999Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
Commons16 Dec 1998Modernisation of the House minorityno Rebel
Commons22 Jun 1998Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Feb 1998European Parliamentary Elections Bill tellayeaye Teller
29 Jul 1997Became Member, Deregulation Committee
Commons11 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill minorityunknown Unknown
1 Jan 1997Became Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),

Policy Comparisons

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

AgreementPolicy
89% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
50% Assisted Dying
1% Asylum System - More strict
100% Ban fox hunting
0% Business and community control of schools: For
11% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
84% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
48% European Union - For
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
90% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
80% Fully Elected House of Lords
80% Gambling - Against permissiveness
81% Homosexuality - Equal rights
14% Identity cards - For introduction
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
100% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
0% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
100% Minumum Wage
96% No detention without charge or trial
0% Nuclear power - For
3% Post office - in favour of Government policy
97% Post office closures - against
100% Promote Occupational Pensions
99% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
16% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
100% Reducing the number of MPs - for
50% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
84% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
50% Same Sex Marriage - for
42% Schools - Greater Autonomy
20% Smoking ban - In favour
75% Stop climate change
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
10% Terrorism laws - For
46% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
92% University education fees - Should be free
0% University Tuition Fees - For
8% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which MPs voted most similarly to this one in the 2001-2005, 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
97.8% George GallowayGlasgow Kelvinwhilst Independent
94.8% Sandra GidleyRomseyLDem
94.4%Mr Nigel JonesCheltenhamLDem
94.0%Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and Atchamwhilst LDem
94.0% Steve WebbNorthavonLDem

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