Voting Record — Michael Howard MP, Folkestone and Hythe (10290)

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 20 Jul 2010 still in office Con 1 vote out of 200, 0.5% 200 votes out of 570, 35.1% 0 times
Folkestone and Hythe 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 13 votes out of 528, 2.5% 528 votes out of 1288, 41.0% 0 times
Folkestone and Hythe 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 2 votes out of 553, 0.4% 553 votes out of 1246, 44.4% 0 times
Folkestone and Hythe 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 2 votes out of 597, 0.3% 597 votes out of 1273, 46.9% 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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HouseDateSubjectLord Howard of LympneCon VoteRôle
Lords4 Mar 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) Majorityno Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate)
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate)
HouseDateSubjectMichael HowardCon VoteRôle
10 Aug 2009Became Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate)
13 Jul 2009Became Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — Staff to be employees of Parliament minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home minorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Point of Order — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [ Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Majorityno 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
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses Majorityaye Rebel
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
6 Dec 2005Stopped being Leader of the Opposition,
6 Dec 2005Stopped being Leader of the Conservative Party,
6 Dec 2005Stopped being Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition,
HouseDateSubjectMichael HowardCon VoteRôle
10 May 2004Became Leader of the Opposition,
6 Nov 2003Became Leader of the Conservative Party,
6 Nov 2003Became Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition,
6 Nov 2003Stopped being Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectMichael HowardCon VoteRôle
Commons22 Mar 2001Election of a Speaker — Election of Speaker by secret ballot minorityno Rebel
9 Jan 2001Became Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations Majorityno Rebel
15 Jun 1999Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State,
11 Jun 1997Became Shadow Secretary of State,
1 May 1997Stopped being The Secretary of State for the Home Department,
27 May 1993Became The Secretary of State for the Home Department,
26 May 1993Stopped being Secretary of State for Environment,
11 Apr 1992Became Secretary of State for Environment,
10 Apr 1992Stopped being Secretary of State for Employment,
2 Jan 1990Became Secretary of State for Employment,
2 Jan 1990Stopped being Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing),
25 Jul 1989Became Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing),
23 Jul 1989Stopped being Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Planning),
25 Jul 1988Became Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Planning),
24 Jul 1988Stopped being Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government),
13 Jun 1987Became Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government),
13 Jun 1987Stopped being Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry),
2 Sep 1985Became Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry),

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
44% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
0% Assisted Dying
1% Ban fox hunting
66% Business and community control of schools: For
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
14% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
67% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
19% European Union - For
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
1% Fox hunting - Ban
75% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
58% Fully Elected House of Lords
84% Gambling - Against permissiveness
0% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
40% Homosexuality - Equal rights
16% Identity cards - For introduction
100% Increase VAT
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
97% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
50% Mass Retention of Communications Data
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
50% Minumum Wage
70% No detention without charge or trial
50% Nuclear power - For
50% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
50% Pension auto-enrolment - For
4% Post office - in favour of Government policy
96% Post office closures - against
50% Privatise Royal Mail
42% Promote Occupational Pensions
0% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
50% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
84% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
58% Reducing the number of MPs - for
50% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
67% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
23% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Right to strike
74% Schools - Greater Autonomy
21% Smoking ban - In favour
78% Stop climate change
100% Stronger Military Covenant
40% Termination of pregnancy - against
24% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
100% Trade Union Regulation
50% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
42% Transparency of Parliament
75% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
92% University education fees - Should be free
42% University Tuition Fees - For
92% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
58% 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
100.0% John HowellHenleyCon
94.5% Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaCon
94.4% George OsborneTattonCon
94.4% David MacleanPenrith and The BorderCon
94.2% Keith SimpsonMid NorfolkCon

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