Voting Record — David Simpson MP, Upper Bann (11892)

David Simpson is currently Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),

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

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
9 Jun 2017 still in office DUP 0 votes out of 20, 0.0% 20 votes out of 24, 83.3% 0 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 DUP 0 votes out of 225, 0.0% 225 votes out of 467, 48.2% 1 time
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 DUP 1 vote out of 578, 0.2% 578 votes out of 1239, 46.7% 2 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 DUP 1 vote out of 504, 0.2% 504 votes out of 1288, 39.1% 4 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 SimpsonDUP VoteRôle
no rebellions, never teller
11 Sep 2017Became Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
14 Jul 2017Became Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy),
14 Jul 2017Stopped being Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
HouseDateSubjectDavid SimpsonDUP VoteRôle
3 May 2017Stopped being Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
2 Nov 2016Stopped being Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee
10 Feb 2016Became Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee
Commons9 Feb 2016Opposition Day — EU Referendum Date tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Sep 2015Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Report on Application of Climate Change Levy Tax To Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons8 Sep 2015Finance Bill — Application of Climate Change Levy Tax to Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources Majorityunknown Unknown
8 Jul 2015Became Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
8 May 2015Became Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
8 May 2015Became Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
HouseDateSubjectDavid SimpsonDUP VoteRôle
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government),
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
Commons4 Nov 2014Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons25 Jun 2014Opposition Day — Private Rented Sector — Ban on Letting Agent Fees — Default 3 Year Tenancies — Action on Excessive Rent Rises Majorityaye Rebel
Commons24 Jun 2014Wales Bill — Clause 2 — Allow Someone to Stand As Both Constituency and Regional Candidate in Welsh Assembly Election Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons24 Jun 2014Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Infrastructure Guarantees in Wales Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons24 Oct 2012Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons16 Oct 2012Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause 14 — Civil Claims In Health and Safety Cases Only On Basis of Negligence Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons22 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Pensioners and Winter Fuel Payments tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Oct 2010London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading minorityunknown Unknown
Commons13 Oct 2010Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill Majorityunknown Unknown
26 Jul 2010Became Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
6 May 2010Became Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government),
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (International Development),
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Education),
HouseDateSubjectDavid SimpsonDUP VoteRôle
9 Nov 2009Stopped being Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
9 Nov 2009Stopped being Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
1 Jun 2009Became Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills),
1 Jun 2009Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Transport),
10 Nov 2008Stopped being Member, Transport Committee
10 Nov 2008Became Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Commons9 Jul 2008Cost of Living — Supports the Government tellnono Teller
Commons14 May 2008Deferred Divisions — The Local Authorities (Alcohol Disorder Zones) Regulations 2008 minorityaye Rebel
Commons9 Jan 2008Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Majorityunknown Unknown
12 Jul 2007Became Member, Transport Committee
1 Jun 2007Became Shadow Spokesperson (Transport),
1 Jun 2007Became Shadow Spokesperson (International Development),
1 Jun 2007Became Shadow Spokesperson (Education),
1 Jun 2007Stopped being Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry),
Commons25 Jul 2006Orders of the Day — Clause 12 — Extension of categories of permissible donors tellnono Teller
Commons27 Apr 2006Northern Ireland Bill — Schedule 1 — The Assembly tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Apr 2006Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — New Clause 6 — Police Service Northern Ireland 50–50 recruitment policy tellayeaye Teller
25 Oct 2005Became Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
24 Oct 2005Became Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
1 Jun 2005Became Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry),

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
90% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
44% Academy Schools - for
50% Action to prevent domestic violence
78% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
64% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
50% Apprenticeships
0% Assisted Dying
85% Asylum System - More strict
50% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
64% Bankers' Bonus Tax
74% Business and community control of schools: For
0% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
67% Closed Material Proceedure
32% Coalition Programme for Government - For
50% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
42% Do more to help refugees inclding children
20% Employee Shareholder Status
53% Encourage and incentivise saving
0% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
58% Energy Prices - More Affordable
0% English Votes on English Laws etc.
5% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
22% European Union - For
44% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
81% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
71% Fixed Term Parliaments
5% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
38% Fully Elected House of Lords
50% Further Devolution to Scotland
51% Further devolution to Wales
79% Gambling - Against permissiveness
36% GP Commissioning in the NHS
0% Higher Pay for Public Sector Workers
54% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
40% Higher taxes on banks
100% Higher taxes on sugary drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
8% Homosexuality - Equal rights
50% HS2 - In Favour
56% Human Rights and Equality
27% Identity cards - For introduction
100% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
70% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
33% Incentivise membership of press regulator
24% Increase Air Passenger Duty
34% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
30% Increase VAT
50% Inheritance Tax
40% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
61% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
79% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
40% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
60% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
60% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
63% Mansion Tax
92% Mass Retention of Communications Data
45% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
50% Member trustees on pension boards
50% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
31% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
48% Minumum Wage
0% More Emergency Service Workers
50% More funds for social care
77% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
49% More powers for local councils
13% No detention without charge or trial
43% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
58% Nuclear power - For
4% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
60% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
39% Police and Crime Commissioners
2% Post office - in favour of Government policy
98% Post office closures - against
75% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
21% Privatise Royal Mail
47% Promote Occupational Pensions
14% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
47% Public Ownership of Railways
75% Rail Fares - Lower
64% Reduce capital gains tax
42% Reduce central funding for local government
30% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
31% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
25% Reducing the number of MPs - for
0% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
73% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
4% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
50% Register of Lobbyists
50% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
34% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
17% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
50% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
9% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
45% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
25% Retain funds from council house sales locally
83% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
17% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
42% Right to strike
0% Same Sex Marriage - for
59% Schools - Greater Autonomy
0% Sell England's Public Forests
91% Smoking ban - In favour
32% State control of bus services
49% Stop climate change
83% Stronger Military Covenant
50% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
0% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
100% Termination of pregnancy - against
37% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
91% Tougher on illegal immigration
75% Trade Union Regulation
54% Transparency of Parliament
79% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
9% University Tuition Fees - For
80% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
8% Voting age - Reduce to 16
0% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
70% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

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