Voting Record — Jack Straw MP, Blackburn (10574)

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 Lab 8 votes out of 617, 1.3% 617 votes out of 1093, 56.5% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Lab 8 votes out of 849, 0.9% 849 votes out of 1288, 65.9% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 8 votes out of 242, 3.3% 242 votes out of 1246, 19.4% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Lab 5 votes out of 621, 0.8% 621 votes out of 1273, 48.8% 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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HouseDateSubjectJack StrawLab VoteRôle
Commons4 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Balance Interests of Justice With Harm to National Security — Closed Material Proceedings Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Closed Material Proceedings Only If Fair Determination Not Possible By Other Means Majorityaye Rebel
Commons24 Jan 2013Reduce Voting Age to 16 minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Thursdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays minorityno Rebel
Commons12 Mar 2012Backbench Business Committee — Election of Members and Chair — Operation of Committee minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Jul 2010Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 Majorityunknown Unknown
11 May 2010Stopped being a member of the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
11 May 2010Stopped being Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice
HouseDateSubjectJack StrawLab VoteRôle
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 — Home address form must be correct minorityaye Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Parliamentary candidates can keep their home addresses secret minorityaye Rebel
3 Dec 2008Became a member of the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
3 Dec 2008Stopped being a member of the Speaker's Committee
29 Sep 2008Stopped being a member of the Members Estimate Committee
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected minorityaye Rebel
4 Jun 2008Became a member of the Speaker's Committee
4 Jun 2008Stopped being a member of the Members Estimates Committee
4 Jun 2008Became a member of the Members Estimate Committee
27 Jul 2007Stopped being Chairman, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee
28 Jun 2007Became Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice
28 Jun 2007Stopped being Lord Privy Seal, House of Commons
20 Mar 2007Became a member of the Members Estimates Committee
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
26 Jul 2006Became Chairman, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee
16 May 2006Became a member of the Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee
8 May 2006Became Lord Privy Seal, House of Commons
8 May 2006Stopped being Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
HouseDateSubjectMr Jack StrawLab VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityno Rebel
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — Clause 58 — Fluoridation of Water Supplies minorityno Rebel
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 — Prohibition of Artificial Fluoridation of Water Supplies minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Ban minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence minorityno Rebel
Commons5 Jul 2001Members' Allowances, Insurance &c. — Members' Pay (Money Resolution) minorityaye Rebel
8 Jun 2001Stopped being Secretary of State, Home Office
8 Jun 2001Became Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
HouseDateSubjectMr Jack StrawLab VoteRôle
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityaye Rebel
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] - The Convention and the First Protocol minorityaye Rebel
2 May 1997Became Secretary of State, Home Office

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
10% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
34% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
8% Academy Schools - for
88% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
32% Ban fox hunting
83% Bankers' Bonus Tax
69% Business and community control of schools: For
20% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
44% Closed Material Proceedure
23% Coalition Programme for Government - For
85% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
100% Crossrail - In favour
25% Cull Badgers
75% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
20% Employee Shareholder Status
0% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
85% Energy Prices - More Affordable
6% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
77% European Union - For
16% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
17% Fixed Term Parliaments
100% Foundation hospitals - In favour
32% Fox hunting - Ban
10% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
61% Fully Elected House of Lords
50% Further Devolution to Scotland
55% Further devolution to Wales
53% Gambling - Against permissiveness
7% GP Commissioning in the NHS
27% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
0% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
85% Homosexuality - Equal rights
39% Human Rights and Equality
77% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
33% Increase Air Passenger Duty
40% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
19% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
13% Increase VAT
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
1% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
89% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
93% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
0% Localise Council Tax Support
39% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
75% Mansion Tax
95% Mass Retention of Communications Data
100% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
86% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
57% More powers for local councils
5% No detention without charge or trial
92% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
57% Nuclear power - For
99% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
83% Pension auto-enrolment - For
8% Police and Crime Commissioners
91% Post office - in favour of Government policy
9% Post office closures - against
100% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
0% Privatise Royal Mail
31% Promote Occupational Pensions
56% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
46% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
88% Rail Fares - Lower
50% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
17% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
33% Reduce spending power of local government
17% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
25% Reducing the number of MPs - for
13% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
40% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
0% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
29% Register of Lobbyists
90% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
75% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
18% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
27% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
0% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
100% Same Sex Marriage - for
24% Schools - Greater Autonomy
50% Sell England's Public Forests
57% Smoking ban - In favour
46% Stop climate change
94% Stronger Military Covenant
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
83% Terrorism laws - For
0% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
2% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
61% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
10% University education fees - Should be free
57% University Tuition Fees - For
81% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
42% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
80% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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