Voting Record — David Blunkett MP, Sheffield, Brightside (10050)

David Blunkett

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 Lab 6 votes out of 682, 0.9% 682 votes out of 1288, 53.0% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 6 votes out of 336, 1.8% 336 votes out of 1246, 27.0% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Lab 4 votes out of 472, 0.8% 472 votes out of 1273, 37.1% 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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HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettLab VoteRôle
Commons4 Mar 2010Election of Committee Chairs minorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Mar 2010Business of the House — Chair (Terminology) minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) minorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
2 Nov 2005Stopped being The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,
6 May 2005Became The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettLab VoteRôle
15 Dec 2004Stopped being The Secretary of State for the Home Department,
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityno Rebel
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2) minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence minorityno Rebel
8 Jun 2001Became The Secretary of State for the Home Department,
8 Jun 2001Stopped being Secretary of State for Education and Employment,
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettLab VoteRôle
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
31 Jul 1998Stopped being Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee,
1 May 1997Became Secretary of State for Education and Employment,
1 May 1997Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State (Education and Employment),
5 Jul 1995Became Shadow Secretary of State (Education and Employment),
5 Jul 1995Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Education,
31 Jul 1994Stopped being Party Chair, Labour Party,
22 Jul 1994Became Shadow Secretary of State for Education,
22 Jul 1994Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Health,
1 Aug 1993Became Party Chair, Labour Party,
1 Jul 1992Became Shadow Secretary of State for Health,
1 Jul 1992Stopped being Opposition Spokesperson (Local Government & Poll Tax),
1 Jun 1988Became Opposition Spokesperson (Local Government & Poll Tax),
1 Aug 1983Became Member, Labour Party National Executive 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.

AgreementPolicy
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
20% Employee Shareholder Status
0% Encourage and incentivise saving
6% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
75% European Union Integration - For
16% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
78% Homosexuality - Equal rights
56% Human Rights and Equality
91% Identity cards - For introduction
50% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
19% Increase VAT
75% Mansion Tax
71% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
89% Minumum Wage
93% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
83% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
0% Reduce central funding for local government
11% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
12% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
27% Reducing the number of MPs - for
33% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
29% Register of Lobbyists
46% Stop climate change
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
100% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which MPs voted most similarly to this one in the 2005-2010, Westminster Parliament. This is measured from 0% agreement (never voted the same) to 100% (always voted the same). Only votes that both MPs attended are counted. This may reveal relationships between MPs that were previously unsuspected. Or it may be nonsense.

AgreementNameConstituencyParty
97.3% Gordon BrownKirkcaldy and CowdenbeathLab
90.2% Michael WillsNorth SwindonLab
89.6% Alistair DarlingEdinburgh South WestLab
89.4% Douglas AlexanderPaisley and Renfrewshire SouthLab
88.7% Stephen ByersNorth TynesideLab

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