Voting Record — Michael Gove MP, Surrey Heath (11858)

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 Con 8 votes out of 583, 1.4% 583 votes out of 1024, 56.9% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 9 votes out of 728, 1.2% 728 votes out of 1288, 56.5% 0 times

External Links

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).

See also all votes... attended | possible

HouseDateSubjectMichael GoveCon VoteRôle
Commons21 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Third Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 8 — Domestic protection for persons Majorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 6 — Protection of Beliefs About Marriage Majorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 3 — Conscientious Objection From Registrars to Marrying Same Sex Couples Majorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Thursdays) (9.30 am to 5.00 pm) Majorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Tuesdays) (11.30 am to 7.00 pm) Majorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Tuesdays) (No change) Majorityaye Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families
HouseDateSubjectMichael GoveCon VoteRôle
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — £650 catch-up payment — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — Increase with Public Sector Earnings Index — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — Increases capped to 2.3% — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons6 May 2008Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation Majorityno Rebel
6 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Minister (Housing), Communities and Local Government
6 Jul 2007Became Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families
Commons19 Mar 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Majorityno Rebel
23 Jan 2007Stopped being a member of the European Scrutiny Committee
Commons1 Nov 2006Short Speeches minorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006September Sittings minorityno Rebel
18 Jan 2006Stopped being Shadow Minister (Housing), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
18 Jan 2006Became Shadow Minister (Housing), Communities and Local Government
16 Dec 2005Became Shadow Minister (Housing), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Commons13 Jul 2005Committees — Administration Committee — Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Jul 2005Committees — Administration Committee — Pay for Chairmen of Standing Committees minorityaye Rebel
29 Jun 2005Became a member of the European Scrutiny Committee

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
69% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
99% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
100% Academy Schools - for
13% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
14% Bankers' Bonus Tax
100% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
81% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
18% Energy Prices - More Affordable
94% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
34% European Union - For
88% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
94% Fixed Term Parliaments
66% Fully Elected House of Lords
77% Gambling - Against permissiveness
79% GP Commissioning in the NHS
77% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
81% Homosexuality - Equal rights
5% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
83% Increase Air Passenger Duty
35% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
83% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
78% Increase VAT
100% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
6% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
21% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
75% Localise Council Tax Support
44% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
7% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
38% No detention without charge or trial
25% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
50% Nuclear power - For
4% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
90% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
100% Privatise Royal Mail
77% Promote Occupational Pensions
1% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
0% Rail Fares - Lower
87% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
83% Reduce spending power of local government
75% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
92% Reducing the number of MPs - for
88% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
50% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
75% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
88% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
87% Same Sex Marriage - for
100% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
44% Smoking ban - In favour
46% Stop climate change
50% Termination of pregnancy - against
37% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
54% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
100% University Tuition Fees - For
92% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which MPs voted most similarly to this one in the 2010-present, 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
No results found

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive