Voting Record — David Amess MP, Southend West (10009)

David Amess is currently Member, Administration Committee and Member, Panel of Chairs

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

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
9 Jun 2017 still in office Con 1 vote out of 142, 0.7% 142 votes out of 243, 58.4% 0 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 Con 1 vote out of 374, 0.3% 374 votes out of 467, 80.1% 0 times
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 Con 21 votes out of 876, 2.4% 876 votes out of 1239, 70.7% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 14 votes out of 883, 1.6% 883 votes out of 1288, 68.6% 7 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 26 votes out of 857, 3.0% 857 votes out of 1246, 68.8% 2 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 7 votes out of 772, 0.9% 772 votes out of 1273, 60.6% 3 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 AmessCon VoteRôle
Commons25 Jun 2018National Policy Statement: Airports — Heathrow Northwest Runway minorityaye Rebel
30 Oct 2017Became Member, Administration Committee
22 Jun 2017Became Member, Panel of Chairs
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessCon VoteRôle
3 May 2017Stopped being Member, Panel of Chairs
3 May 2017Stopped being Member, Administration Committee
Commons30 Nov 2016Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy minorityno Rebel
20 Jul 2015Became Member, Administration Committee
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessCon VoteRôle
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, Backbench Business Committee
Commons26 Mar 2015House of Commons Standing Orders — Secret Ballot for Re-Election of a Former Speaker Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Mar 2015Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Feb 2015Offence of Failing to Prevent Smoking In an Enclosed Vehicle in the Presence of Someone Under 18 minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Feb 2015Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 minorityaye Rebel
30 Jun 2014Became Member, Backbench Business Committee
14 May 2014Stopped being Member, Backbench Business Committee
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
Commons29 Aug 2013Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons Majorityaye Rebel
10 Jun 2013Became Member, Backbench Business Committee
Commons4 Jun 2013Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range minorityno Rebel
25 Apr 2013Stopped being Member, Backbench Business Committee
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) minorityaye Rebel
Commons25 Oct 2012Badger Cull Majorityno Rebel
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading minorityaye Rebel
12 Jun 2012Became Member, Backbench Business Committee
Commons13 Oct 2011Use of Hand-held Electronic Devices and Social Media in the Chamber (Backbench Business) minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill 2011 — Independent Abortion Advice minorityno Rebel
Commons22 Jun 2011Ban on Smoking in Private Vehicles Majorityno 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
26 May 2010Became Member, Panel of Chairs
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Panel of Chairs
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessCon VoteRôle
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2008Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day — Second Part] — Manchester City Council Bill [ Lords] (By Order) minorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading tellnono Teller
Commons22 Oct 2008Point of Order — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [ Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Majorityno Rebel
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected Majorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 16 weeks — rejected tellayeno Rebel Teller
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected tellayeno Rebel Teller
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Timetable tellnono Teller
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading tellnono Teller
22 Oct 2007Stopped being Member, Health and Social Care Committee
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Legislative Process (Notice for Amendments in Public Bill Committee) Majorityno Rebel
Commons5 Jul 2006Deferred Divisions — adjournment (summer) minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails — Working dogs minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — as amended Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — private clubs Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — consideration Majorityno Rebel
Commons19 Jul 2005Crossrail Bill minorityaye Rebel
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessCon VoteRôle
Commons8 Mar 2005Delegated Legislation — Northern Ireland tellnono Teller
Commons26 Jan 2005Car Mileage Allowance minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — New Clause 5 — Appointment of independent advocates (No. 2) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs Majorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs Majorityno Rebel
Commons9 Nov 2004Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Election of an MP to more than one seat bothaye Rebel
Commons12 Oct 2004Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Oct 2004Mental Capacity Bill tellnono Teller
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill Majorityno Rebel
Commons22 Apr 2004Points of Order minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Oct 2003Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees — PAY FOR CHAIRMEN OF SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 2) minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Oct 2003Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink Majorityno Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes Majorityno Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill [Money] Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill Majorityno Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill Majorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Ban Majorityno Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Self-Supervision Scheme Majorityaye Rebel
Commons23 Jan 2002Identity Card minorityno Rebel
26 Jun 2001Became Member, Panel of Chairs
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessCon VoteRôle
Commons4 Apr 2001Election Publications Bill [Lords] minorityaye Rebel
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill Majorityno Rebel
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation Majorityno Rebel
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation Majorityaye Rebel
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jan 2001City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) tellnono Teller
Commons11 Jan 2001City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) - Statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Dec 2000Hunting Bill Majorityno Rebel
Commons13 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Fisheries: Total Allowable Catches and Quotas 2001 bothno Rebel
Commons5 Mar 1999Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill Majorityunknown Unknown
Commons24 Feb 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) tellayeaye Teller
20 Jul 1998Became Member, Health and Social Care Committee
Commons28 Nov 1997Wild Mammals (Hunting with Dogs) Bill Majorityno Rebel
1 Jun 1997Stopped being Member, Broadcasting Committee
1 Jun 1994Became Member, Broadcasting 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
96% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
50% Action to prevent domestic violence
1% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
100% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
75% Asylum System - More strict
100% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
12% Bankers' Bonus Tax
25% Brexit veto for Scotland, Wales and NI
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
75% Coalition Programme for Government - For
3% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
25% Cull Badgers
75% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% English Votes on English Laws etc.
84% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
40% European Union - For
75% Fixed Term Parliaments
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
10% Fully Elected House of Lords
42% Further devolution to Northern Ireland
35% Further devolution to Scotland
26% Further devolution to Wales
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
45% Greater Transparency in Public Life
42% Higher taxes on banks
16% Homosexuality - Equal rights
57% HS2 - In Favour
22% Human Rights and Equality
15% Identity cards - For introduction
100% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
42% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
72% Increase VAT
8% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
85% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
16% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
88% Localise Council Tax Support
57% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
50% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
25% Mansion Tax
88% Mass Retention of Communications Data
0% Member trustees on pension boards
100% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
15% Minumum Wage
0% More funds for social care
39% No detention without charge or trial
57% Nuclear power - For
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
2% Post office - in favour of Government policy
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
19% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
16% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
93% Reduce capital gains tax
100% Reduce central funding for local government
88% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
87% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
67% Reducing the number of MPs - for
88% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
77% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
71% Register of Lobbyists
50% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
84% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
0% Retain funds from council house sales locally
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
36% Right to strike
13% Same Sex Marriage - for
91% Schools - Greater Autonomy
51% Shift Powers from MPs in the Commons to Ministers
53% Smoking ban - In favour
43% Stop climate change
50% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
100% Termination of pregnancy - against
100% Trade Union Regulation
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
92% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
8% Voting age - Reduce to 16
17% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
30% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

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