Voting Record — Edward Balls MP, Normanton (11740)

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

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
Morley and Outwood 6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 Lab 1 vote out of 778, 0.1% 778 votes out of 1239, 62.8% 0 times
Normanton 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Lab 8 votes out of 1048, 0.8% 1048 votes out of 1288, 81.4% 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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HouseDateSubjectEdward BallsLab VoteRôle
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Commons11 Feb 2015Offence of Failing to Prevent Smoking In an Enclosed Vehicle in the Presence of Someone Under 18 minorityaye Rebel
20 Jan 2011Became Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer,
20 Jan 2011Stopped being Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities,
8 Oct 2010Became Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities,
8 Oct 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Education,
12 May 2010Became Shadow Secretary of State for Education,
6 May 2010Stopped being Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families,
HouseDateSubjectEdward BallsLab VoteRôle
Commons4 Mar 2010Election of Committee Chairs minorityaye Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Candidate for MP becoming own election agent does not disclose home address minorityaye Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Parliamentary candidates can keep their home addresses secret minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected minorityaye Rebel
28 Jun 2007Became Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families,
28 Jun 2007Stopped being The Economic Secretary to the Treasury,
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) minorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
5 May 2006Became The Economic Secretary to the Treasury,

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
6% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
8% Academy Schools - for
92% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
67% Apprenticeships
99% Asylum System - More strict
92% Bankers' Bonus Tax
80% Business and community control of schools: For
0% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
0% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
16% Closed Material Proceedure
14% Coalition Programme for Government - For
97% Control Orders
100% Crossrail - In favour
13% Cull Badgers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
30% Employee Shareholder Status
0% Encourage and incentivise saving
0% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
83% Energy Prices - More Affordable
0% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
75% European Union - For
16% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
25% Fixed Term Parliaments
73% Fully Elected House of Lords
50% Further Devolution to Scotland
60% Further devolution to Wales
66% Gambling - Against permissiveness
7% GP Commissioning in the NHS
24% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
14% Higher taxes on banks
0% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
100% Homosexuality - Equal rights
70% HS2 - In Favour
50% Human Rights and Equality
100% Identity cards - For introduction
70% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
50% Incentivise membership of press regulator
28% Increase Air Passenger Duty
3% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
14% Increase VAT
0% Inheritance Tax
8% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
100% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
86% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
25% Localise Council Tax Support
34% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
50% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
88% Mansion Tax
88% Mass Retention of Communications Data
26% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
85% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
94% Minumum Wage
93% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
64% More powers for local councils
31% No detention without charge or trial
58% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
100% Nuclear power - For
100% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
42% Pension auto-enrolment - For
0% Police and Crime Commissioners
100% Post office - in favour of Government policy
0% Post office closures - against
100% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
0% Privatise Royal Mail
16% Promote Occupational Pensions
56% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
50% Public Ownership of Railways
100% Rail Fares - Lower
83% Reduce capital gains tax
25% Reduce central funding for local government
13% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
9% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
8% Reducing the number of MPs - for
1% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
31% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
0% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
29% Register of Lobbyists
50% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
99% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
100% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
0% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
16% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
24% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
100% Same Sex Marriage - for
24% Schools - Greater Autonomy
0% Sell England's Public Forests
64% Smoking ban - In favour
100% State control of bus services
60% Stop climate change
78% Stronger Military Covenant
48% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
99% Terrorism laws - For
0% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Union Regulation
40% Transparency of Parliament
83% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
0% University Tuition Fees - For
79% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
0% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
100% 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% Tony BlairSedgefieldLab
100.0% Gordon BrownKirkcaldy and CowdenbeathLab
99.5% Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLab
99.3% Yvette CooperPontefract and CastlefordLab
99.3% David LammyTottenhamLab

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