Voting Record — John McFall MP, West Dunbartonshire (10384)

John McFall is currently The Senior Deputy Speaker, , Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Member, House of Lords Commission and Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords)

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

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
House of Lords 6 Jul 2010 still in office Lab 0 votes out of 451, 0.0% 451 votes out of 669, 67.4% 0 times
West Dunbartonshire 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Lab 21 votes out of 969, 2.2% 969 votes out of 1288, 75.2% 0 times
Dumbarton 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 13 votes out of 908, 1.4% 908 votes out of 1246, 72.9% 0 times
Dumbarton 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Lab 3 votes out of 784, 0.4% 784 votes out of 1273, 61.6% 60 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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HouseDateSubjectLord McFall of AlcluithLab VoteRôle
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became Member, House of Lords Commission
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
1 Sep 2016Became The Senior Deputy Speaker,
31 Aug 2016Stopped being Member, European Union Committee
31 Aug 2016Stopped being Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
25 May 2016Became Member, European Union Committee
Lords24 Feb 2016Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) Majorityunknown Unknown
12 Jun 2015Became Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, Economic Affairs Committee
12 Jun 2013Stopped being Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee)
17 Jul 2012Became Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee)
16 May 2012Became Member, Economic Affairs Committee
13 Dec 2011Stopped being Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)
20 Jul 2011Became Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)
11 May 2010Stopped being Chairman, Treasury Committee
11 May 2010Stopped being Member, Liaison Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Chair, Treasury Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
HouseDateSubjectJohn McFallLab VoteRôle
Commons17 Mar 2009Food Labelling Regulations (Amendment) — New Clause 1 — Jobseeker's allowance bothno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 68 — Commencement minorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin minorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — Increase with Public Sector Earnings Index — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — Increases capped to 2.3% — rejected minorityno Rebel
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
Commons5 Jun 2007Bill Presented — Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Support for bicameral Parliament minorityaye Rebel
1 Nov 2005Became Chairman, Treasury Committee
1 Nov 2005Stopped being Member, Treasury Committee
1 Nov 2005Became Member, Liaison Committee
14 Jul 2005Became Member, Treasury Committee
11 Jul 2005Stopped being Member, Treasury Sub-committee
HouseDateSubjectJohn McFallLab VoteRôle
11 Apr 2005Stopped being Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee
11 Apr 2005Stopped being Chairman, Treasury Committee
11 Apr 2005Stopped being Member, Liaison Committee
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityno Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Members' Allowances Majorityno Rebel
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 2 — Powers of consideration and representation by Children's Commissioner for Wales minorityno Rebel
28 May 2004Became Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee
28 May 2004Became Chairman, Treasury Committee
28 May 2004Became Member, Liaison Committee
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — House of Lords to be abolished — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Start Sittings of the House of Commons at 11.30 am rather than 14.30 on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Wednesdays, and for Thursdays and Fridays minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Wednesdays, and for Thursdays and Fridays minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. minorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons — SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 1) Majorityaye Rebel
5 Nov 2001Became Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
16 Jul 2001Became Chair, Treasury Committee
7 Jun 2001Became Member, Treasury Sub-committee
HouseDateSubjectJohn McFallLab VoteRôle
5 Mar 2001Stopped being Member, Public Administration Committee
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Nov 2000Genetically Modified Food and Producer Liability (No. 2) minorityaye Rebel
3 Mar 2000Became Member, Public Administration Committee
2 Dec 1999Stopped being Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office
2 Dec 1999Stopped being Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office),
28 Jul 1998Became Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office
28 Jul 1998Stopped being Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury
28 Jul 1998Became Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office),
28 Jul 1998Stopped being The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury,
Commons27 Jul 1998Northern Ireland Bill - Participation in NSMC and BIC tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Jul 1998Northern Ireland Bill - Exclusion of Ministers from office tellnono Teller
Commons22 Jul 1998Government of Wales Bill - Transfer of Ministerial functions tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Jul 1998Department of Social Security tellnono Teller
Commons8 Jul 1998Competition Bill [Lords] - General Exclusions tellnono Teller
Commons7 Jul 1998Select Committees (Information) tellnono Teller
Commons1 Jul 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill - Repeals tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Jun 1998Class Sizes tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jun 1998Local Government (Scotland) tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 1998Local Government (Scotland) tellnono Teller
Commons3 Jun 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] - Legislation tellnono Teller
Commons2 Jun 1998Electoral System tellnono Teller
Commons18 May 1998Sierra Leone tellnono Teller
Commons28 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill - Rates of tobacco products duty tellnono Teller
Commons27 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill 1998 — Regulations to allow the implementation of rules that would introduce instalment payments of corporation tax tellayeaye Teller
Commons22 Apr 1998Northern Ireland (Elections) Bill (Programme) - Miscellaneous tellayeaye Teller
Commons7 Apr 1998National Lottery Bill [Lords] [Money] tellayeaye Teller
Commons7 Apr 1998National Lottery Bill [Lords] tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Apr 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill - Access to meetings etc. of regional development agencies tellnono Teller
Commons1 Apr 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill - Activities of agencies in rural areas tellnono Teller
Commons31 Mar 1998Scotland Bill - Reserved matters minorityno Rebel
Commons25 Mar 1998Government of Wales Bill (Programme) tellayeaye Teller
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill - Parliamentary scrutiny of Annual Report of the Chief Inspector for England tellnono Teller
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill - Permitted selection: aptitude for particular subjects tellnono Teller
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected tellnono Teller
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill - Functions of Education Action Forum tellnono Teller
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill - Establishment of education action zones tellnono Teller
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected tellnono Teller
Commons10 Mar 1998Taxation tellnono Teller
Commons3 Mar 1998ISAs, TESSAs and PEPs tellnono Teller
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Feb 1998Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] - Secretary of State's powers to prohibit public processions tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Feb 1998Delegated Legislation - Northern Ireland tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Feb 1998Government of Wales Bill - Relations with local government tellnono Teller
Commons3 Feb 1998Government of Wales Bill - Grants to Assembly tellnono Teller
Commons29 Jan 1998Scotland Bill - Acts of the Scottish Parliament tellnono Teller
Commons20 Jan 1998Government of Wales Bill tellnono Teller
Commons20 Jan 1998Government of Wales Bill - Membership tellnono Teller
Commons19 Jan 1998European Communities (Amendment) Bill - Police operations in co-operation with Europol tellnono Teller
Commons19 Jan 1998European Communities (Amendment) Bill - Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" tellnono Teller
Commons18 Dec 1997Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997European Community Documents - European Police Office (Definition of Treaties) tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997European Community Documents - European Police Office (Immunities and Privileges) tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997Government of Wales Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997Government of Wales Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997Government of Wales Bill tellnono Teller
Commons1 Dec 1997Welfare, Pensions and Disabled People tellnono Teller
Commons25 Nov 1997European Parliamentary Elections Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill - [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] tellnono Teller
Commons10 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons28 Jul 1997Finance Bill - Stamp duty on conveyance or transfer on sale tellnono Teller
Commons28 Jul 1997Finance Bill - Mortgage Interest Payments tellnono Teller
Commons21 Jul 1997Education (Student Loans) Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jul 1997Finance Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jul 1997Finance Bill - Pension funds no longer entitled to payment of tax credits tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill - Prohibition of small-calibre pistols tellnono Teller
Commons10 Jun 1997Education (Schools) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons10 Jun 1997Education (Schools) Bill - Transitional Arrangements for Existing Assisted Pupils tellnono Teller
Commons4 Jun 1997Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill - Referendum in Scotland tellnono Teller
Commons19 May 1997Home Affairs tellnono Teller
8 May 1997Became The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury,
6 May 1997Became Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury
26 Oct 1992Stopped being Member, Transport Committee
27 Apr 1992Became Member, Transport Committee
16 Mar 1992Stopped being Member, Defence Committee
28 Apr 1988Became Member, Defence Committee

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this person and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

AgreementPolicy
89% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
0% Assisted Dying
90% Asylum System - More strict
100% Ban fox hunting
94% Business and community control of schools: For
0% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
89% Control Orders
100% Corporal punishment of children - Against
100% Crossrail - In favour
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
16% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
89% European Union - For
100% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
10% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
26% Fully Elected House of Lords
8% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
0% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
51% Homosexuality - Equal rights
100% Identity cards - For introduction
0% Increase VAT
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
3% 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
100% Nuclear power - For
98% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
50% Pension auto-enrolment - For
98% Post office - in favour of Government policy
2% Post office closures - against
0% Privatise Royal Mail
50% Promote Occupational Pensions
8% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
2% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
16% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
2% Reducing the number of MPs - for
0% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
0% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
86% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Right to strike
0% Same Sex Marriage - for
46% Schools - Greater Autonomy
99% Smoking ban - In favour
64% Stop climate change
50% Stronger Military Covenant
50% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
100% Termination of pregnancy - against
89% Terrorism laws - For
0% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
100% Trade Union Regulation
29% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
33% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
7% University education fees - Should be free
64% University Tuition Fees - For
92% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
42% Voting age - Reduce to 16
0% 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
99.5% Robin CookLivingstonLab
99.1% David MarshallGlasgow EastLab
98.5% Alistair DarlingEdinburgh South WestLab
98.4% Gordon BrownKirkcaldy and CowdenbeathLab
98.4% Gordon BanksOchil and South PerthshireLab

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