Voting Record — Robert Syms MP, Poole (10582)

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 16 votes out of 1035, 1.5% 1035 votes out of 1116, 92.7% 45 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 8 votes out of 944, 0.8% 944 votes out of 1288, 73.3% 5 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 15 votes out of 1012, 1.5% 1012 votes out of 1246, 81.2% 39 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 1 vote out of 886, 0.1% 886 votes out of 1273, 69.6% 1 time

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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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HouseDateSubjectRobert SymsCon VoteRôle
Commons13 Oct 2014Recognition of the State of Palestine Alongside the State of Israel minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Changes to Laws on Consular Marriage Following Introduction of Same Sex Marriages in Parts of the UK minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Registration of Armed Forces Chapels for Same Sex Marriages minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Proceedures for Consenting to Registration of Shared Places of Worship for Same Sex Marriage minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings minorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Feb 2014Children and Families Bill — Offence of Smoking in a Private Vehicle When A Person Under 18 is Present minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 37 — Duty to appoint an assurer etc tellnono Teller
Commons11 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 36 — Provision of Union Membership Audit Certificates to Regulator tellnono Teller
Commons6 Sep 2013Motion to Sit in Private tellnono Teller
Commons4 Sep 2013Opposition Day — Living Standards — Energy Prices and Profits tellnono Teller
Commons17 Jul 2013Publication of NHS Transition Risk Register and Implementation of Key Francis Recommendations tellnono Teller
Commons10 Jul 2013Opposition Day — Assessment of Impact of Government Changes on Disabled People tellayeaye Teller
Commons26 Jun 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Strategy for the Arts and Creative Industries tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Protecting Children Online tellnono Teller
Commons5 Jun 2013Increase Social Care Spending — Ensure Adequate Staffing in Hospitals tellnono Teller
Commons5 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Badger Cull tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Jun 2013Energy Bill — Schedule 14 — Make Consumer Redress Orders Retrospective tellnono Teller
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
Commons14 May 2013Cost of Living tellnono Teller
Commons24 Apr 2013Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board tellnono Teller
Commons22 Apr 2013Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission tellayeaye Teller
Commons17 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 7 — Review of Anti-Tax Avoidance General Anti-Abuse Rule tellnono Teller
Commons17 Apr 2013Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses tellnono Teller
Commons17 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 5 — Mansion tax tellnono Teller
Commons16 Apr 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Mar 2013Crime and Courts Bill — New Clause 7 — Allow Complaints About Baliffs to Be Taken to Ombudsman tellnono Teller
Commons13 Mar 2013Crime and Courts Bill — Clause 12 — National Crime Agency — No Strike Provisions tellnono Teller
Commons7 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Third Reading tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Mar 2013House of Commons Sitting on Friday 22 March 2013 tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Mar 2013Suspension of Standing Orders to Enable Vote on House of Commons Sitting for an Extra Friday tellayeaye Teller
Commons27 Feb 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) tellnono Teller
Commons13 Feb 2013Police Grant Report 2013-14 tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Jan 2013Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jan 2013Opposition Day — Loans and Grants for Heating and Insulation — Energy Saving — Carbon Emissions Reductions tellnono Teller
Commons9 Jan 2013Opposition Day — Rising Cost of Transport — Cap on Rail Fare Increases tellnono Teller
Commons19 Dec 2012Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading tellnono Teller
Commons12 Dec 2012NHS Funding — Call on Ministers to Reflect Official Spending Statistics When Speaking About Health Spending tellnono Teller
Commons30 Nov 2012Prisons (Property) Bill — Clause 1 — Power to Destroy or Otherwise Dispose of Unauthorised Property or Unattributable Property tellnono Teller
Commons28 Nov 2012Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 tellnono Teller
Commons7 Nov 2012New Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme tellnono Teller
Commons7 Nov 2012NHS — Regional Pay — Support for Employers and Unions Working Together — Evidence Based Change tellayeaye Teller
Commons31 Oct 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Review Localised Council Tax Support After Three Years tellnono Teller
Commons24 Oct 2012Opposition Day — Police and Crime Commissioner Elections tellnono Teller
Commons17 Oct 2012Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading tellayeaye Teller
Commons17 Oct 2012Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 52 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights tellnono Teller
Commons17 Oct 2012Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause 22 — UK Green Investment Bank — Duty to Support Climate Change Act Targets tellnono Teller
Commons17 Oct 2012Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 13 — Power to Set Limit on Unfair Dismissal Compensation tellnono Teller
Commons12 Sep 2012Draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Three Tier Sanctions for Jobseeker's Allowance tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 Sep 2012Defamation Bill — Clause 10 — Additional Restrictions to Circumstances Where Someone Other Than The Author, Editor or Publisher of Material Can Have Defamation Action Brought Against Them tellnono Teller
Commons12 Sep 2012Defamation Bill — Clause 5 — Operators of Websites — Defence to Defamation Action if They Did Not Post Statement tellnono Teller
Commons12 Sep 2012Defamation Bill — New Clause 2 — Regulation of Payments for Legal Services In Defamation Cases tellnono Teller
Commons21 Feb 2012London Local Authorities Bill — Closure of Debate on Amendments minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Oct 2011Use of Hand-held Electronic Devices and Social Media in the Chamber (Backbench Business) minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Oct 2010London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons21 Jul 2010Use of the House of Commons Chamber by the United Kingdom Youth Parliament minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2010Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee minorityno Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being a member of the Health Committee
HouseDateSubjectRobert SymsCon VoteRôle
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — Staff to be employees of Parliament minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — Staff to continue to be employed by MPs — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home minorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Apr 2009Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill [ Lords] (Programme) minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Mar 2009Business of the House — Select Committees (Chairmen), Liaison Committee and Green Book Majorityno Rebel
27 Nov 2008Stopped being a member of the Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee)
20 Aug 2008Became a member of the Health Committee
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — Increases capped to 2.3% — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Jun 2008Orders of the Day — European Union (Audit of Benefits and Costs of UK Membership) Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Jun 2008Prayers tellayeno Rebel Teller
20 May 2008Became a member of the Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee)
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness tellayeaye Teller
6 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Minister (Local Government), Communities and Local Government
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — as amended Majorityno Rebel
18 Jan 2006Stopped being Shadow Minister (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
18 Jan 2006Became Shadow Minister (Local Government), Communities and Local Government
16 Dec 2005Became Shadow Minister (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
16 Dec 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister, Local Government Affairs & Communities
20 May 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs
20 May 2005Became Shadow Minister, Local Government Affairs & Communities
HouseDateSubjectMr Robert SymsCon VoteRôle
Commons7 Feb 2005Serious Organized Crime and Police Bill -- Demonstrating without authorisation in a designated area minorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Connecting Parliament with the Public minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Election of an MP to more than one seat minorityaye Rebel
Commons12 May 2004Deferred Division — Visitor Facilities minorityaye Rebel
10 May 2004Became Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs
Commons23 Feb 2004Gender Recognition Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2003Cannabis — reclassification from class B to class C tellnono Teller
Commons28 Oct 2003Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] — New Clause 17 — Directions to Waste Disposal Authorities tellayeaye Teller
Commons21 Oct 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (Carry-over) tellnono Teller
Commons21 Oct 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (Programme) tellnono Teller
Commons21 Oct 2003European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons14 Oct 2003Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 — Driver Licensing Information — Clause 27 — Exercise of Powers by Others tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Sep 2003EU Constitution tellnono Teller
Commons16 Sep 2003EU Constitution tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Sep 2003Electricity Supply tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Sep 2003Teacher Shortages tellnono Teller
Commons15 Jul 2003Sexual Offences Bill tellnono Teller
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — NHS Community Trusts tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) tellnono Teller
Commons1 Jul 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 4) tellnono Teller
Commons1 Jul 2003Finance Bill — Schedule 19 — Stamp Duty Land Tax: Commencement and Transitional Provisions tellnono Teller
Commons1 Jul 2003Finance Bill — Schedule 19 — Stamp Duty Land Tax: Commencement and Transitional Provisions tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Jul 2003Finance Bill — Schedule 21 — Approved Share Plans and Schemes tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Jul 2003Finance Bill — Clause 9 — Bingo Duty tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Jun 2003Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jun 2003Licensing Bill [Lords] — New Clause 7 — Allowing Children Into Licensed Premises tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jun 2003Licensing Bill [Lords] — New Clause 7 — Allowing Children Into Licensed Premises tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 2003Licensing Bill [Lords] — Schedule 8 — Transitional Provision Etc. tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 2003Licensing Bill [Lords] — Schedule 1 — Provision Of Regulated Entertainment tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 2003Licensing Bill [Lords] — Schedule 1 — Provision Of Regulated Entertainment tellayeaye Teller
Commons14 May 2003Finance Bill — Clause 138 — Approved Share Plans and Schemes tellnono Teller
Commons13 May 2003Finance Bill — Clause 22 — Non-Business Use of Business Property tellnono Teller
Commons13 May 2003Finance Bill — Clause 22 — Non-Business Use of Business Property tellnono Teller
Commons13 May 2003Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Rebates on Hydrocarbon Oil Duties tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 May 2003Finance Bill — Clause 4 — Rates of Hydrocarbon Oil Duties tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 May 2003Finance Bill (Programme) (No. 3) tellnono Teller
Commons6 May 2003Finance Bill (Programme) tellnono Teller
Commons6 May 2003Finance Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Apr 2003Community Services tellnono Teller
Commons29 Apr 2003Community Services tellayeaye Teller
Commons14 Apr 2003Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — 23. Income Tax (Charge And Rates For 2003–04) tellnono Teller
Commons14 Apr 2003Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — 19. Value Added Tax (Special Accounting Scheme) tellnono Teller
Commons8 Apr 2003Anti-Social Behaviour Bill (Programme) tellnono Teller
Commons25 Mar 2003Extradition Bill — New Clause 9 — Referral of Part 1 Warrant to Secretary of State tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 Mar 2003Community Care (Delayed Discharges Etc.) Bill — Clause 1 — Meaning of "NHS Body" and "Qualifying Hospital Patient" tellnono Teller
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — Repeal of prohibition on promotion of homosexuality (Section 28) Majorityaye Rebel
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
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Nov 2001Human Reproductive Cloning Bill[Lords] Majorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Jul 2001Select Committees — Accommodation and Works — Treasury Majorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Jul 2001Parliamentary Pensions Majorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectMr Robert SymsCon VoteRôle
Commons22 Mar 2001Election of a Speaker — Election of Speaker by secret ballot minorityno Rebel
Commons9 Feb 2001Road Transport Bill tellayeaye Teller

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
89% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
94% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
100% Academy Schools - for
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
0% Ban fox hunting
8% Bankers' Bonus Tax
64% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
100% Closed Material Proceedure
90% Coalition Programme for Government - For
3% Control Orders
0% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
75% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Employee Shareholder Status
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
0% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
41% European Union - For
95% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
71% Fixed Term Parliaments
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
0% Fox hunting - Ban
79% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
74% Fully Elected House of Lords
4% Further Devolution to Scotland
0% Further devolution to Wales
43% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
85% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
26% Homosexuality - Equal rights
69% Human Rights and Equality
11% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Increase Air Passenger Duty
44% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
100% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
94% Increase VAT
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
93% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
0% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
59% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
0% Mansion Tax
50% Mass Retention of Communications Data
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
0% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
28% More powers for local councils
35% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
57% Nuclear power - For
2% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
17% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Police and Crime Commissioners
1% Post office - in favour of Government policy
99% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
100% Privatise Royal Mail
65% Promote Occupational Pensions
13% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
100% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
0% Rail Fares - Lower
84% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
98% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
100% Reduce spending power of local government
93% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
93% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
50% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
100% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
71% Register of Lobbyists
20% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
84% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
48% Same Sex Marriage - for
95% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
45% Smoking ban - In favour
61% Stop climate change
6% Stronger Military Covenant
94% Termination of pregnancy - against
18% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
46% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
40% University Tuition Fees - For
93% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
42% Voting age - Reduce to 16
17% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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