Voting Record — David Laws MP, Yeovil (11036)

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

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
6 May 2010 still in office LDem 3 votes out of 751, 0.4% 751 votes out of 1116, 67.3% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 7 votes out of 866, 0.8% 866 votes out of 1288, 67.2% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 19 votes out of 926, 2.1% 926 votes out of 1246, 74.3% 0 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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HouseDateSubjectDavid LawsLDem VoteRôle
Commons22 Nov 2013European Union (Referendum) Bill — Clause 1 — Date of Referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Feb 2012Ten Minute Rule Bill- Annual Statements of Healthcare Costs minorityno Rebel
Commons21 Jun 2011Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government Majorityaye Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families,
HouseDateSubjectDavid LawsLDem VoteRôle
Commons3 Feb 2010Deferred Divisions — EU Enlargement strategy minorityaye Rebel
8 Jan 2009Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families
8 Jan 2009Became Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families,
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected minorityno Rebel
4 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions
4 Jul 2007Became Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families
Commons31 Oct 2006Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — Termination of Pregnancy minorityno Rebel
Commons17 Oct 2006Points of Order — Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment) minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails minorityaye Rebel
1 Jun 2005Became Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions
1 Jun 2005Stopped being Shadow Chief Secretary, Treasury
HouseDateSubjectMr David LawsLDem VoteRôle
11 Apr 2005Stopped being a member of the Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
Commons10 Mar 2005Support For Members Who Have Chosen Not To Take Their Seats minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Clause 4 — Best interests Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityunknown Unknown
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment Majorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) minorityaye Rebel
Commons28 Jun 2004Human Tissue Bill — New Clause 1 — Determination of consent for removal, storage and use of organs from Adults for purpose of transplantation Majorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2004Trade Unions (Political Funds) Reform minorityaye Rebel
28 May 2004Became a member of the Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
26 Jan 2004Became Shadow Chief Secretary, Treasury
Commons18 Nov 2003Grammar Schools (Ballots and Consultation) minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Apr 2003Smoking (Restaurants) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Dec 2001Facilities of the House Majorityno Rebel

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
44% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
94% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
75% Academy Schools - for
13% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
87% Ban fox hunting
14% Bankers' Bonus Tax
6% Business and community control of schools: For
90% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
92% Closed Material Proceedure
81% Coalition Programme for Government - For
10% 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
8% Energy Prices - More Affordable
70% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
72% European Union - For
83% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
87% Fox hunting - Ban
76% Fully Elected House of Lords
22% Further Devolution to Scotland
10% Further devolution to Wales
42% Gambling - Against permissiveness
93% GP Commissioning in the NHS
80% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
95% Homosexuality - Equal rights
87% Human Rights and Equality
8% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
94% Increase Air Passenger Duty
47% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
88% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
85% Increase VAT
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
100% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
17% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
75% Localise Council Tax Support
59% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
13% Mansion Tax
61% Mass Retention of Communications Data
16% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
7% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
41% More powers for local councils
82% No detention without charge or trial
8% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
11% Nuclear power - For
26% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
84% Police and Crime Commissioners
1% Post office - in favour of Government policy
99% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
85% Privatise Royal Mail
69% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
54% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
0% Rail Fares - Lower
15% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
88% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
50% Reduce spending power of local government
87% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
35% Reducing the number of MPs - for
72% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
37% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
96% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
75% Register of Lobbyists
84% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
25% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
91% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
90% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
76% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
100% Same Sex Marriage - for
51% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
52% Smoking ban - In favour
42% Stop climate change
17% Stronger Military Covenant
60% Termination of pregnancy - against
6% Terrorism laws - For
67% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
1% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
58% Transparency of Parliament
0% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
41% University Tuition Fees - For
59% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
98% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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