Voting Record — Simon Hughes MP, North Southwark and Bermondsey (10298)

Simon Hughes

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 11 votes out of 873, 1.3% 873 votes out of 1288, 67.8% 3 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 14 votes out of 761, 1.8% 761 votes out of 1246, 61.1% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 LDem 5 votes out of 785, 0.6% 785 votes out of 1273, 61.7% 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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HouseDateSubjectSimon HughesLDem VoteRôle
8 May 2015Stopped being The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice,
25 Feb 2014Stopped being Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
29 Jan 2014Stopped being Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats,
27 Jan 2014Stopped being Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee)
18 Dec 2013Became The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice,
5 Nov 2012Became Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee)
26 Oct 2010Became Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
9 Jun 2010Became Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats,
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,
Commons27 Mar 2009Prayers tellayeno Rebel Teller
8 Jan 2009Became Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,
8 Jan 2009Stopped being Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
31 Dec 2008Stopped being Party Chair, Liberal Democrats,
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin minorityno Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — £650 catch-up payment — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness minorityno Rebel
20 Dec 2007Became Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
20 Dec 2007Stopped being Shadow Attorney General,
Commons25 Oct 2007Modernisation of the House of Commons — Handheld email devices minorityunknown Unknown
Commons5 Jun 2007Bill Presented — Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) minorityno Rebel
9 May 2007Stopped being Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice,
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt only correspondence — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Keep disclosure for MPs' expenses — rejected tellayeaye Teller
31 Oct 2006Stopped being Member, Conventions (Joint Committee)
17 May 2006Became Member, Conventions (Joint Committee)
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails — Working dogs minorityno Rebel
10 Mar 2006Became Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice,
10 May 2005Became Shadow Attorney General,
5 May 2005Stopped being Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
HouseDateSubjectSimon HughesLDem VoteRôle
1 Jan 2005Became Party Chair, Liberal Democrats,
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityunknown Unknown
Commons26 Oct 2004Carry-over of Bills minorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Oct 2004Deferred Divisions minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill — Timetable minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Majorityno Rebel
1 Jun 2003Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityunknown Unknown
Commons29 Oct 2002Programming minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Start Sittings of the House of Commons at 11.30 am rather than 14.30 on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
31 Jan 2002Became Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
Commons18 Dec 2001Facilities of the House Majorityno Rebel
Commons19 Jul 2001International Development Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Jul 2001Business of the House minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Jul 2001Members' Pay (Expression of Opinion) minorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectSimon HughesLDem VoteRôle
Commons10 Jan 2001Health and Social Care Bill Majorityno Rebel
Commons8 Jan 2001Homes Bill (Programme) Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Nov 2000Programming of Bills - I. Programme orders: supplementary provisions minorityaye Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons20 Jul 1999Deregulation - Casinos minorityaye Rebel
1 Jun 1999Became Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
1 Jun 1999Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Health),
1 Jun 1999Stopped being Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons),
1 Jun 1995Became Shadow Spokesperson (Health),
1 Jun 1994Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
1 Jun 1992Became Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
1 Jun 1992Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Education),
1 Jun 1989Became Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons),
1 Oct 1988Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Health),
1 Jun 1988Became Shadow Spokesperson (Health),
1 Jun 1988Became Shadow Spokesperson (Education),
1 Jun 1988Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
1 Jun 1983Became Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

43% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
50% Apprenticeships
50% Assisted Dying
11% Asylum System - More strict
70% Ban fox hunting
8% Bankers' Bonus Tax
26% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
40% Closed Material Proceedure
87% Coalition Programme for Government - For
0% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
19% Delegate more powers to government ministers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Deprivation of Citizenship - Easier to Do
50% Easier access to abortion
90% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
6% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Environmental water quality
88% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
71% European Union Integration - For
78% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
0% Foundation hospitals - In favour
70% Fox hunting - Ban
90% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
89% Fully Elected House of Lords
20% Further devolution to Scotland
15% Further devolution to Wales
42% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
0% Heathrow Third Runway - In Favour
0% Higher Benefits for Ill and Disabled
77% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
79% Higher taxes on banks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
88% Homosexuality - Equal rights
80% HS2 - In Favour
68% Human Rights and Equality
0% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
100% Increase Air Passenger Duty
94% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
99% Increase the state pension age
98% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
89% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
0% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
1% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
7% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
54% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
96% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
0% Mansion Tax
73% Mass Retention of Communications Data
88% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
11% Minimum Wage
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
40% More powers for local councils
64% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
3% Nuclear power - For
72% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Police and Crime Commissioners
2% Post office - in favour of Government policy
98% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
69% Privatise Royal Mail
84% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
2% Protesting near Parliament - Restrict
50% Public Ownership of Railways
12% Rail Fares - Lower
26% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
17% Reduce capital gains tax
88% Reduce central funding for local government
100% Reduce max amount people may be charged for care
92% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
91% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
57% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
28% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
100% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
62% Register of Lobbyists
0% Regulate letting agent fees
33% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
90% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
77% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
68% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
81% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
90% Same Sex Marriage - for
64% Schools - Greater Autonomy
50% Sell England's Public Forests
61% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
61% Stop climate change
17% Support current and former armed service members
56% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
50% Termination of pregnancy - against
67% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Unions - Restrict
50% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
100% Transparency of Parliament
17% Trident replacement - In favour
50% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
92% University education fees - Should be free
21% University Tuition Fees - For
59% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
98% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
13% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

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93.8% Mark OatenWinchesterLDem
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