Policies

Policies are stated positions on a particular issue. For example "Privatise the NHS", or "Join the Euro". Each policy has a definition and a way to vote in relevant divisions in Parliament.

This table summarises all policies, including how many times they have "voted". Click on their name to get a comparison of a policy to all MPs. You can get a policy to the top by editing and correcting motion text for its divisions.

Votes (unedited)Policy
29 (1) Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
5 Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
13 Academy Schools - for
14 Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
7 Ban fox hunting
19 Bankers' Bonus Tax
13 (1) Business and community control of schools: For
5 Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
8 (3) Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
8 Closed Material Proceedure
81 Coalition Programme for Government - For
36 (1) Control Orders
1 (1) Corporal punishment of children - Against
2 Crossrail - In favour
4 Cull Badgers
2 Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
8 Employee Shareholder Status
2 End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
11 Energy Prices - More Affordable
24 Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
114 (2) European Union - For
14 Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
7 Fixed Term Parliaments
9 (1) Foundation hospitals - In favour
13 Fox hunting - Ban
16 Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
13 Fully Elected House of Lords
13 Further Devolution to Scotland
11 Further devolution to Wales
17 Gambling - Against permissiveness
9 GP Commissioning in the NHS
21 Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
2 Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
43 (11) Homosexuality - Equal rights
9 Human Rights and Equality
37 (11) Identity cards - For introduction
10 Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
15 Increase Air Passenger Duty
14 Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
16 Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
28 Increase VAT
6 Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
19 Iraq Investigation - Necessary
10 Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
7 Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
8 Localise Council Tax Support
21 Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
4 Mansion Tax
6 Mass Retention of Communications Data
6 Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
10 More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
34 More powers for local councils
12 No detention without charge or trial
6 No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
7 Nuclear power - For
12 Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
3 Pension auto-enrolment - For
9 Police and Crime Commissioners
14 Post office - in favour of Government policy
14 Post office closures - against
2 Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
6 Privatise Royal Mail
8 (1) Promote Occupational Pensions
8 Proportional Representation Voting System - For
5 Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
5 Rail Fares - Lower
5 Recreational drugs - Against legalization
38 Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
7 Reduce spending power of local government
17 Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
10 Reducing the number of MPs - for
12 Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
22 Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
12 Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
6 Register of Lobbyists
12 Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
3 Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
13 Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
15 Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
6 Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
2 Right to strike
10 Same Sex Marriage - for
56 (1) Schools - Greater Autonomy
2 Sell England's Public Forests
13 (1) Smoking ban - In favour
48 (6) Stop climate change
5 Stronger Military Covenant
5 Termination of pregnancy - against
82 (1) Terrorism laws - For
3 The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
11 (4) Transexuality - Against legal recognition
11 Transparency of Parliament
4 Trident replacement - In favour
2 Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
13 University education fees - Should be free
22 University Tuition Fees - For
13 Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
2 Voting age - Reduce to 16
3 War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
6 Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
5 Alcohol - increase its availability (provisional)
5 Alcohol - restrict its availability (provisional)
16 Alcohol Liberalisation (provisional)
2 American imperialist hegemony: welcome (provisional)
3 Apprenticeships (provisional)
1 Asylum seekers: no rights (provisional)
50 (2) Asylum System - More strict (provisional)
1 Backbench power (provisional)
1 Banning ozone-depleting substances (provisional)
8 (1) Big Business - against (provisional)
8 (2) British Humanist (provisional)
4 Build More Homes (provisional)
5 (1) Cambridge Liberal Conservative (provisional)
39 Common Sense Party (provisional)
94 (53) Conservative party abstentions (provisional)
2 Conservative Party policies - agree (provisional)
1 Contributory Benefits - For (provisional)
1 Current Attitudes towards Climate Change (provisional)
8 Cut Spending on Public Services (provisional)
1 Devolution to Scottish and Welsh Parliament (provisional)
2 Dogs' tails: docking of (provisional)
4 Educational Reform Rebel (provisional)
11 Extradition - reciprocal between UK and US (provisional)
4 Faith schools: abolish (provisional)
9 Fast-track planning (provisional)
17 (2) Fox hunting - Don't ban (provisional)
7 Gambling - permissive (provisional)
7 Higher funding for the police (provisional)
20 (2) Homosexuality - Not acceptable (provisional)
36 (11) Identity cards - Against introduction (provisional)
12 (3) Identity Cards - In favour (provisional)
6 Income Tax - No 10% tax bracket (provisional)
24 (1) Innocent until proven guilty (provisional)
3 Integrate reserves with regular armed forces (provisional)
6 Iraq 2003 - Against the invasion (provisional)
13 Iraq 2003 - For disarmament only (provisional)
6 Iraq 2003 - pro-invasion (provisional)
3 Junk (provisional)
2 Jury trials: sacrosanct (provisional)
4 Labour Party Abstensions (provisional)
7 (2) Legalise all adult consensual sex (provisional)
2 Liberal Democrat party abstentions (provisional)
1 Liberal Democrat policies - agree (provisional)
1 Local Transport Bill 2007-08 (provisional)
9 (3) Lords in favour of homosexual equality (provisional)
32 (9) Me (provisional)
11 (4) Mental health- easier detention + forced treatment (provisional)
7 Military expansion - Favour (provisional)
5 (3) No to ID Cards (provisional)
16 Notable Divisions (provisional)
2 Occupational Pensions - For (provisional)
5 (3) Oppose GM Farming (provisional)
1 Outlaw irrelevant clauses (provisional)
12 Parliamentary scrutiny - Strengthen (provisional)
8 Pay MPs More (provisional)
3 Pension fund collapse: bail-out (provisional)
1 Prisons and probation services: Privatise (provisional)
1 Pro American Pro War and Anti-Euro Party (provisional)
5 Pro Science and technology (provisional)
19 Pro-human rights, pro-democracy (provisional)
60 (2) Pro-Liberty (provisional)
10 Recognise Couples in the Tax and Benefits System (provisional)
4 Regulate letting agent fees (provisional)
6 Regulation of Lawyer's Fees in No-Win No-Fee Cases (provisional)
6 (4) Renationalisation of public services (provisional)
11 Scrap Universal Benefits (provisional)
6 Selective schools: abolish (provisional)
1 Sexuality Equalisation (provisional)
4 Short Notable Divisions (provisional)
3 Silly wording disputes (provisional)
3 (2) Socially Free, Economically Free. True Libertarian (provisional)
3 (1) Stand as an MP based on signatures of support (provisional)
9 (5) Stop climate change (old) (provisional)
16 Supports Government Budgets (provisional)
10 Taxation - For Progressive Taxation (provisional)
15 (7) Taxes - Favour decreases (provisional)
6 (2) Taxes - Favour increases (provisional)
1 Temporary and agency workers: Equal rights (provisional)
75 Terrorism laws - Against (provisional)
9 University tuition fees (provisional)
36 (32) Vote 'aye' on every division in October 2007 (provisional)
6 (3) Vote for Radical Change (provisional)
That makes 182 policies which have voted in at least one division.

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