Voting Record — Stephen O'Brien MP, Eddisbury (10670)

Stephen O'Brien

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 Con 3 votes out of 758, 0.4% 758 votes out of 1239, 61.2% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 3 votes out of 832, 0.4% 832 votes out of 1288, 64.6% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 1 vote out of 883, 0.1% 883 votes out of 1246, 70.9% 15 times
22 Jul 1999 14 May 2001 Con 1 vote out of 412, 0.2% 412 votes out of 626, 65.8% 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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HouseDateSubjectStephen O'BrienCon VoteRôle
Commons24 Nov 2014Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 2 — New Election as A Result of Conviction of an MP for An Offence Committed Before Their Election or Before Recall Bill Coming Into Force minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 10 — Civil Partnerships for All Couples minorityno Rebel
6 Sep 2012Stopped being The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development,
Commons9 Sep 2011Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill — Third Reading — Impact of Bills on Each Part of the United Kingdom Majorityaye Rebel
13 May 2010Became The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development,
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Minister (Health),
HouseDateSubjectStephen O'BrienCon VoteRôle
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — consideration Majorityno Rebel
8 Dec 2005Became Shadow Minister (Health),
8 Dec 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister (Education),
10 May 2005Became Shadow Minister (Education),
10 May 2005Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Industry,
HouseDateSubjectStephen O'BrienCon VoteRôle
10 Nov 2003Became Shadow Secretary of State for Industry,
1 Jun 2003Stopped being Shadow Paymaster General,
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Jul 2002Proceeds of Crime Bill — Clause 251 — Proceedings for recovery orders in England and Wales or Northern Ireland tellnono Teller
Commons18 Jul 2002Proceeds of Crime Bill — Clause 251 — Proceedings for recovery orders in England and Wales or Northern Ireland tellnono Teller
Commons18 Jul 2002Proceeds of Crime Bill — New Clause tellnono Teller
Commons18 Jul 2002Proceeds of Crime Bill — Clause 6 — Making of order tellnono Teller
Commons4 Jul 2002Finance Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Schedule 37 — Aggregates levy amendments tellnono Teller
30 Jun 2002Stopped being Shadow Financial Secretary,
1 Jun 2002Stopped being Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
1 Jun 2002Became Shadow Paymaster General,
1 Jun 2002Became Shadow Financial Secretary,
1 Jun 2002Stopped being Opposition Whip (Commons),
Commons16 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Disclosing protected information about adults tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Clause 1 — Considerations applying to the exercise of powers tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 May 2002National Insurance Contributions Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 May 2002Finance Bill — Schedule 38 — Recovery of taxes etc due in other member States tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 May 2002Finance Bill — Clause 90 — Supplementary charge in respect of ring fence trades tellnono Teller
Commons9 May 2002Finance Bill — Clause 90 — Supplementary charge in respect of ring fence trades tellayeaye Teller
Commons7 Feb 2002Tax Credits Bill — New Clause 6 — Aggravated tax credit fraud tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Dec 2001Animal Health Bill — New Clause 11 — National Contingency Plan tellnono Teller
Commons13 Dec 2001Animal Health Bill — New Clause 11 — National Contingency Plan tellayeaye Teller
Commons5 Dec 2001Business of the House tellnono Teller
1 Jun 2001Became Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
1 Jun 2001Became Opposition Whip (Commons),
HouseDateSubjectStephen O'BrienCon VoteRôle
11 May 2001Stopped being Member, Education Sub-committee
11 May 2001Stopped being Member, Education & Employment Committee
Commons22 Mar 2001Election of a Speaker — Election of Speaker by secret ballot minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Fisheries: Total Allowable Catches and Quotas 2001 bothno Rebel
Commons29 Nov 2000Rewarding Democracy Commission tellnono Teller
30 Nov 1999Became Member, Education Sub-committee
29 Nov 1999Became Member, Education & Employment 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.

82% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
68% Academy Schools - for
24% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
33% Apprenticeships
62% Asylum System - More strict
0% Ban fox hunting
32% Bankers' Bonus Tax
73% Business and community control of schools: For
80% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
84% Closed Material Proceedure
73% Coalition Programme for Government - For
1% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
10% Delegate more powers to government ministers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
90% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
50% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
24% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
46% European Union Integration - For
88% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
48% Fixed Term Parliaments
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
0% Fox hunting - Ban
79% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
32% Fully Elected House of Lords
29% Further devolution to Scotland
29% Further devolution to Wales
46% Gambling - Against permissiveness
86% GP Commissioning in the NHS
61% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
86% Higher taxes on banks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
27% Homosexuality - Equal rights
50% HS2 - In Favour
44% Human Rights and Equality
16% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
72% Increase Air Passenger Duty
83% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
85% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
82% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
33% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
20% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
14% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
88% Localise Council Tax Support
60% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
29% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
38% Mansion Tax
73% Mass Retention of Communications Data
88% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
31% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
18% Minumum Wage
0% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
34% More powers for local councils
60% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
50% Nuclear power - For
46% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
17% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
53% Privatise Royal Mail
65% Promote Occupational Pensions
13% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
54% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
50% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
84% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
17% Reduce capital gains tax
88% Reduce central funding for local government
86% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
76% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
93% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
60% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
58% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
36% Register of Lobbyists
16% Regulate letting agent fees
33% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
35% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
77% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
78% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
75% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
90% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
50% Same Sex Marriage - for
77% Schools - Greater Autonomy
50% Sell England's Public Forests
49% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
55% Stop climate change
22% Stronger Military Covenant
61% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
0% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
65% Termination of pregnancy - against
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Union Regulation
26% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
83% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
42% University Tuition Fees - For
93% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
0% Voting age - Reduce to 16
17% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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