Voting Record — John Battle MP, Leeds West (10028)

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

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Lab 15 votes out of 979, 1.5% 979 votes out of 1288, 76.0% 1 time
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 13 votes out of 828, 1.6% 828 votes out of 1246, 66.5% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Lab 0 votes out of 653, 0.0% 653 votes out of 1273, 51.3% 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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HouseDateSubjectJohn BattleLab VoteRôle
11 May 2010Stopped being Member, International Development Committee
11 May 2010Stopped being Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
Commons2 Dec 2009Equality Bill — Schedule 9 — Work: exceptions minorityno Rebel
7 Oct 2009Became Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
7 Oct 2009Stopped being Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls
29 Sep 2008Became Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls
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
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 16 weeks — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses minorityno Rebel
Commons25 Jan 2008Orders of the Day — Planning and Energy Bill tellayeaye Teller
27 Nov 2007Stopped being Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) minorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
17 Oct 2006Became Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
14 Jul 2005Became Member, International Development Committee
HouseDateSubjectJohn BattleLab VoteRôle
11 Apr 2005Stopped being Member, International Development Committee
Commons26 Jan 2005Car Mileage Allowance minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Schedule 3 — Property and affairs: supplementary provisions minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Clause 31 — Requirements for approval minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Clause 24 — Advance decisions to refuse treatment: general minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Clause 4 — Best interests minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — New Clause 2 — Excluded decisions (No. 2) minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — New Clause 1 — Excluded decisions minorityno Rebel
28 May 2004Became Member, International Development Committee
Commons18 Mar 2003Iraq — Declaration of War minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2003Iraq — Case for war not established — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Feb 2003Iraq — Case for war is unproven — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons — SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 1) Majorityaye Rebel
11 Jun 2001Stopped being Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
HouseDateSubjectJohn BattleLab VoteRôle
no rebellions, never teller
28 Jul 1999Became Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
28 Jul 1999Stopped being Minister of State (Science, Energy and Industry), Department of Trade and Industry
5 May 1997Became Minister of State (Science, Energy and Industry), Department of 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
85% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
0% Assisted Dying
99% Asylum System - More strict
100% Ban fox hunting
81% Business and community control of schools: For
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
90% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
100% Crossrail - In favour
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
81% European Union - For
70% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
32% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
6% Fully Elected House of Lords
0% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
0% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
55% Homosexuality - Equal rights
100% Identity cards - For introduction
0% Increase VAT
10% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
18% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
100% Mass Retention of Communications Data
100% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
100% Minumum Wage
1% No detention without charge or trial
98% Nuclear power - For
50% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
100% Pension auto-enrolment - For
96% Post office - in favour of Government policy
4% Post office closures - against
50% Privatise Royal Mail
100% Promote Occupational Pensions
50% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
1% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
16% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
50% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
87% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Right to strike
0% Same Sex Marriage - for
53% Schools - Greater Autonomy
81% Smoking ban - In favour
70% Stop climate change
0% Stronger Military Covenant
50% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
100% Termination of pregnancy - against
87% Terrorism laws - For
0% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
100% Trade Union Regulation
10% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
58% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
10% University education fees - Should be free
98% University Tuition Fees - For
0% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
83% Voting age - Reduce to 16
2% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary

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
98.4% Gordon BrownKirkcaldy and CowdenbeathLab
96.0% Shaun WoodwardSt Helens SouthLab
95.9% Hugh BayleyCity of YorkLab
95.5% Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLab
95.5% Tony BlairSedgefieldLab

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