Voting Comparison — Robert Smith MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
to John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East

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 30 Mar 2015 LDem 14 votes out of 954, 1.5% 954 votes out of 1239, 77.0% 1 time
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 6 votes out of 935, 0.6% 935 votes out of 1288, 72.6% 31 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 32 votes out of 960, 3.3% 960 votes out of 1246, 77.0% 54 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 LDem 25 votes out of 858, 2.9% 858 votes out of 1273, 67.4% 49 times

Voting Differences

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Commons25 Apr 2001Foreign and Security Policy tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Apr 2001Finance Bill - Charge to aggregates levy tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons9 Apr 2001Finance Bill (Programme) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Apr 2001Finance Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons4 Apr 2001Elections Bill and Election Publications Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons4 Apr 2001Elections Bill and Election Publications Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time) - Miscellaneous minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons4 Apr 2001Deferred Divisions - Social Security minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons3 Apr 2001International Criminal Court Bill [Lords] (Programme) - Lords messages minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons28 Mar 2001Private Security Industry Bill [Lords] (Programme) - Lords messages minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting With Dogs: Prohibition minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill - Disposal of fallen stock minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill (Programme) - Lords Amendments and Messages minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Feb 2001Health and Social Care Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Feb 2001Health and Social Care Bill (Programme)(No.2) - Consideration of Lords Amendments and further messages from the Lords minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons31 Jan 2001Local Government Finance (England) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons31 Jan 2001Police tellnoaye disagrees with policy
Commons24 Jan 2001Manufacturing Industry minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Jan 2001Local Government minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Commencement (No. 4) minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Commencement minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Hunting Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Family Law minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Family Law minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - National Lottery minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons13 Dec 2000The Economy minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons13 Dec 2000The Economy tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons13 Dec 2000The Economy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons29 Nov 2000Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill - After Clause 64 minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons29 Nov 2000Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill and Disqualifications Bill (Allocation of Time) - The allotted day12. In this Order, "allotted day" means any day on which the Disqualifications Bill is put down on the main business as first Government Order of the Day. minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons28 Nov 2000Transport Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons28 Nov 2000Transport Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons28 Nov 2000Countryside and Rights of Ways Bill - After clause 19 minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Nov 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Information held for the purpose of investigation tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Nov 2000Freedom of Information Bill and Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Allocation Of Time) — Interpretation minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons15 Nov 2000Transport Bill - After clause 61 minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons15 Nov 2000Transport Bill - Transfer schemes made by CAA minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Nov 2000Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill - Definitions tellnoaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Nov 2000Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill - Functions of inspectorate minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons13 Nov 2000Millennium Dome minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons13 Nov 2000Millennium Dome minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons13 Nov 2000London Underground (Public-Private Partnership) — Welcomes the implementation minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons13 Nov 2000London Underground (Public-Private Partnership) — Lack of openness minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons25 Oct 2000Fuel Protests minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons25 Jul 2000Local Government Bill - Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons25 Jul 2000Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons25 Jul 2000Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (Allocation of Time) tellnoaye disagrees with policy
Commons25 Jul 2000Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (Allocation of Time) - Supplemental orders minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons24 Jul 2000Government Resources and Accounts Bill - Amendments and repeals minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 Jul 2000Finance Bill - Repeals minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 Jul 2000Finance Bill - Further provisions about share options minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jul 2000Football (Disorder) Bill - Football matches: prevention of violence or disorder tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons13 Jul 2000Parliament and the Executive minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons12 Jul 2000Care Standards Bill [Lords] - Statement of national minimum standards minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons11 Jul 2000Police (Northern Ireland) Bill - Targets for recruitment tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons4 Jul 2000Local Government Bill [Lords] — Proportional representation for local elections in England and Wales minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons4 Jul 2000Local Government Bill [Lords] - Application for locally developed arrangements minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Jun 2000Government Planning Policy minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Jun 2000Government Planning Policy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jun 2000Britain's Strategic Interests minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jun 2000Britain's Strategic Interests minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jun 2000Equal Opportunities in Britain minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Jun 2000Financial Services and Markets Bill - Interpretation minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons24 May 2000Transport minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons16 May 2000Future of the Teaching Profession minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons16 May 2000Future of the Teaching Profession minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons16 May 2000UK Manufacturing and Enterprise minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons10 May 2000Transport Bill - Repeals and Revocations minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons10 May 2000Transport Bill - Road traffic reduction strategy tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons10 May 2000Transport Bill - Purposes tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons9 May 2000Transport Bill - Air quality tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons9 May 2000Transport Bill - Parliamentary approval of transfer scheme minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons9 May 2000Transport Bill - Transfer to be to not for profit company minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons9 May 2000Transport Bill - Transfer to be to company owned by Crown minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons8 May 2000Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill - Failure to Comply with a Notice to Disclose a Key to Protected Information tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons8 May 2000Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill - Technical Approval Board minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons3 May 2000Finance Bill - Rates: conveyance or transfer on sale minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons3 May 2000Finance Bill - Double Taxation Relief minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons3 May 2000Finance Bill - Provision of services through intermediary minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons3 May 2000Finance Bill - Charge and rates for 2000-01 tellnoaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 Apr 2000Utilities Bill - Obligation in connection with electricity from renewable sources minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 Apr 2000Utilities Bill - General duties of electricity distributors minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons19 Apr 2000Utilities Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Apr 2000European Community Documents - White Paper on Food Safety minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons12 Apr 2000Sub-post Offices minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Harm from disclosure must be substantial — rejected tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Formulation of government policy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Delete security services exemption — rejected minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Discretionary disclosures minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons4 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Purpose of Act minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons3 Apr 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Annual increase in basic retirement pension minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons3 Apr 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Concurrency of pensions, rebates and extra monies minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons3 Apr 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Rate of Introduction of State Second Pension tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons29 Mar 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Recovery of housing benefit minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons29 Mar 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons29 Mar 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Substituted Part I of Schedule 1 to the Child Support Act 1991 minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Mar 2000"Table - 21. Income tax (charge and rates for 2000-01) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons27 Mar 2000Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 5. Hydrocarbon oil (rates of duty and rebate) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons8 Mar 2000Small Business minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons8 Mar 2000Small Business minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons8 Mar 2000The National Health Service minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons2 Feb 2000Development Policy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons25 Jan 2000Disqualifications Bill - Disqualification from ministerial office in United Kingdom minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons25 Jan 2000Disqualifications Bill - Amendment of section 1(1)(e) of the Disqualification Acts minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons18 Jan 2000Government Running Costs minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons18 Jan 2000Government Running Costs minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons18 Jan 2000Health Care minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2000Post Office Services minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jan 2000Post Office Services minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons11 Jan 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons11 Jan 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 1999Transport Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Dec 1999Transport Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons13 Dec 1999Fisheries tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons8 Dec 1999Tube Investment minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons24 Nov 1999The Economy minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons24 Nov 1999The Economy tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Nov 1999Home Affairs, Education and Employment minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons9 Nov 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill - New Clause tellnoaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Nov 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time) - Miscellaneous minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Incapacity benefit: reduction for pension payments minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Incapacity benefit: restriction to recent contributors minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - New Clause minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons26 Oct 1999National Health Service minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons26 Oct 1999National Health Service minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Oct 1999Transport Safety tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Oct 1999Food and Farming tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons22 Jul 1999Food Standards Agency Bill and Employment Relations Bill (Allocation of Time) - Interpretation minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 Jul 1999Health Care minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Jul 1999Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill [Lords] - Investment policy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jul 1999Education (Choice and Diversity) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jul 1999Dairy Industry minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Jul 1999Finance Bill - Non-tax payers minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons29 Jun 1999Planning and Transport Congestion minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons22 Jun 1999Access to Justice Bill [Lords] - Community Legal Service: excluded services. minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons22 Jun 1999Access to Justice Bill [Lords] - Principles applicable to Part I minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons14 Jun 1999Delegated Legislation - Professions Supplementary to Medicine minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons24 May 1999Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons24 May 1999Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Incapacity benefit: restriction to recent contributors minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill (Allocation of Time) - Miscellaneous minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 May 1999NHS Personnel minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 May 1999NHS Personnel minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons19 May 1999European Union Fraud minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons27 Apr 1999Finance Bill - Hydrocarbon oil duties minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Apr 1999Access to Justice Bill [Lords] minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons14 Apr 1999Access to Justice Bill [Lords] minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons30 Mar 1999Employment Relations Bill - Discrimination in the work-place on grounds of sexual orientation tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons30 Mar 1999Employment Relations Bill - Discrimination in the work-place on grounds of age tellayeno disagrees with policy
Commons24 Mar 1999Local Government Bill (Allocation of Time) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons22 Mar 1999EU-US Trade minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons22 Mar 1999Council Tax Increases minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Mar 1999Tax Credits Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Mar 1999Tax Credits Bill - Payment Of Tax Credit By Employers Etc minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Mar 1999Tax Credits Bill - Housing costs minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons16 Mar 1999House of Lords Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons2 Mar 1999Burdens on Schools minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons1 Mar 1999Revoke the Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) Regulations 1998 — rejected minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Feb 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons23 Feb 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons22 Feb 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill tellnoaye disagrees with policy
Commons27 Jan 1999London Underground minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons26 Jan 1999Tax Credits Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons21 Jan 1999Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill - Information contained in certificates minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Jan 1999Greater London Authority Bill - Membership of the Authority and the Assembly minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 Jan 1999Greater London Authority Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons18 Jan 1999Dividend Tax Credits minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons18 Jan 1999Dividend Tax Credits minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons18 Jan 1999NHS (Rationing) minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons11 Jan 1999Rating (Valuation) Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Dec 1998Tax Harmonisation minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons1 Dec 1998The Economy minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons1 Dec 1998The Economy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons26 Oct 1998Farming and Food minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons26 Oct 1998Economy minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons24 Jun 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] - Proceedings minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Jun 1998Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] - Racially-aggravated offences: England and Wales minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons18 May 1998Territorial Army minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons21 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons1 Apr 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill - Activities of agencies in rural areas minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons23 Mar 1998Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 21. Value added tax (long leases in Scotland) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons23 Mar 1998Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 4. Wine and made-wine (rates of duty) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons16 Mar 1998Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons10 Mar 1998Pensioners' Incomes minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons10 Mar 1998Taxation minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons3 Mar 1998Listening to the Countryside minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons19 Feb 1998Local Government Finance (Scotland) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons10 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - Power to prevent or require action minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons27 Jan 1998Protection of the Countryside minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons20 Jan 1998Government of Wales Bill - Membership minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons19 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Nov 1997Public Services minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons17 Nov 1997Public Services minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons10 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons4 Nov 1997Rural Life minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons29 Jul 1997Table - Repeals minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons29 Jul 1997Table - Foreign income dividends minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons29 Jul 1997Table - Tax credits minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons22 Jul 1997Social Security Bill minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons17 Jul 1997Council Tax minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons9 Jul 1997Pensions minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons8 Jul 1997Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill - Duty of Secretary of State to have regard to accessibility standards minorityno disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 13. Surplus franked investment income minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 9. Vehicle excise duty (increase in rates) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 3. Spirits (rate of duty) minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons11 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill minorityaye disagrees with policy
Commons20 May 1997The Economy and European Affairs minorityno disagrees with policy

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