Voting Record — David Heath MP, Somerton and Frome (10269)

David Heath

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 LDem 11 votes out of 1027, 1.1% 1027 votes out of 1239, 82.9% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 5 votes out of 1023, 0.5% 1023 votes out of 1288, 79.4% 1 time
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 22 votes out of 1013, 2.2% 1013 votes out of 1246, 81.3% 6 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 LDem 24 votes out of 951, 2.5% 951 votes out of 1273, 74.7% 18 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 HeathLDem VoteRôle
30 Mar 2015Stopped being Member, Science and Technology Committee
Commons25 Mar 2015Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 minorityaye Rebel
17 Dec 2014Stopped being Member, House of Commons Governance Committee
Commons10 Nov 2014Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law — Timetable Motion minorityaye Rebel
16 Oct 2014Became Member, House of Commons Governance Committee
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Fast-Track Timetable — House of Commons Stages in Single Day minorityaye Rebel
Commons25 Mar 2014Disenfranchisement of All Residents of Scotland In Event of Scottish Referendum In Favour of Independence minorityno Rebel
Commons10 Feb 2014Children and Families Bill — Offence of Smoking in a Private Vehicle When A Person Under 18 is Present minorityaye Rebel
25 Nov 2013Became Member, Science and Technology Committee
Commons6 Nov 2013Business of the House — Require MPs to Provide Explanatory Statements Along With Amendments to Bills They Propose minorityno Rebel
7 Oct 2013Stopped being The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
6 Sep 2012Became The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
6 Sep 2012Stopped being The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons,
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Thursdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays minorityno Rebel
Commons12 Nov 2010Sustainable Livestock Bill — Closure Motion minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2010Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee Majorityaye Rebel
17 May 2010Became The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons,
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Justice Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
HouseDateSubjectDavid HeathLDem VoteRôle
8 Jan 2009Became Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons2 Jun 2008Planning Bill — National Planning Policy Statement To Include Policies Which Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change tellayeaye Teller
26 Mar 2008Became Member, Justice Committee
1 Mar 2008Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State,
Commons6 Feb 2008Deferred Division — Local government minorityunknown Unknown
20 Dec 2007Became Shadow Secretary of State,
20 Dec 2007Stopped being Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
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
1 Jun 2007Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office),
Commons31 Oct 2006Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — Termination of Pregnancy minorityno Rebel
Commons8 Feb 2006Support for Members Who Have Chosen Not to Take Their Seats minorityaye Rebel
12 Jul 2005Stopped being Member, Standards and Privileges Committee
1 Jun 2005Became Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office),
1 Jun 2005Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
10 May 2005Became Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
HouseDateSubjectDavid HeathLDem VoteRôle
Commons10 Mar 2005Support For Members Who Have Chosen Not To Take Their Seats minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Connecting Parliament with the Public minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityaye Rebel
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
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Nov 2004Members' Allowances minorityaye Rebel
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment Majorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Oct 2004Carry-over of Bills minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill — Timetable minorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) minorityaye Rebel
Commons28 Jun 2004Human Tissue Bill — New Clause 1 — Determination of consent for removal, storage and use of organs from Adults for purpose of transplantation Majorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2004Trade Unions (Political Funds) Reform minorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2004Pensions Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — New Clause 34 — Financial assistance scheme for members of certain pension schemes tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 May 2004Deferred Division — Visitor Facilities minorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Apr 2004Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] — Clause 7 — Influencing A Prosecutor tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Feb 2004Child Trust Funds Bill — Clause 29 — Interpretation tellnono Teller
10 Nov 2003Stopped being Member, Science and Technology Committee
Commons3 Nov 2003Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] — Clause 13 — Child Sex Offences Committed by Children or Young Persons tellayeaye Teller
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink minorityaye Rebel
1 Jun 2003Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry),
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityunknown Unknown
Commons25 Nov 2002Iraq — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Second resolution necessary — rejected tellayeaye Teller
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
1 Jun 2002Became Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
1 Jun 2002Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions),
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Feb 2002Tax Credits Bill — New Clause 1 — Recipients of children's tax credit prior to April 2003 tellayeaye Teller
5 Nov 2001Became Member, Standards and Privileges Committee
Commons16 Jul 2001Business of the House minorityaye Rebel
16 Jul 2001Became Member, Science and Technology Committee
Commons28 Jun 2001Programming of Bills minorityaye Rebel
1 Jun 2001Became Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions),
1 Jun 2001Became Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry),
1 Jun 2001Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
HouseDateSubjectDavid HeathLDem VoteRôle
Commons2 May 2001City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) - Interpretation minorityaye Rebel
Commons24 Apr 2001Finance Bill - Charge and rates for 2001-02 tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Apr 2001Finance Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons23 Apr 2001Finance Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Mar 2001Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 11 Aggregates levy minorityaye Rebel
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons6 Feb 2001House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill (Programme) - Lords amendments and further messages from the Lords tellnono Teller
Commons31 Jan 2001Police tellnono Teller
Commons17 Jan 2001Hunting Bill - Hunting with dogs: regulation minorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jan 2001City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) - Statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights minorityaye Rebel
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Nov 2000Disqualifications Bill - Amendment of section 1(1)(e) of the Disqualification Acts minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 Nov 2000Sittings in Westminster Hall minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2000Insolvency Bill [Lords] - Insolvent estates of deceased persons tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Nov 2000Privatisation tellnono Teller
Commons6 Nov 2000Privatisation tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker Majorityaye Rebel
Commons23 Oct 2000Election of Speaker minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jul 2000Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords] minorityaye Rebel
Commons19 Apr 2000Utilities Bill - Obligation in connection with electricity from renewable sources tellnono Teller
Commons19 Apr 2000Utilities Bill - General duties of electricity distributors tellayeaye Teller
Commons11 Apr 2000Organ Transplants (Presumed Consent) minorityaye Rebel
Commons3 Apr 2000Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - Widows'/widowers' SERPS entitlements tellayeaye Teller
Commons7 Feb 2000Social Security tellnono Teller
Commons24 Jan 2000City of London (Ward Elections) Bill - Statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights minorityaye Rebel
Commons9 Nov 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill - New Clause tellayeaye Teller
Commons2 Nov 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill minorityaye Rebel
1 Nov 1999Stopped being Member, Foreign Affairs Committee
1 Jun 1999Became Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
1 Jun 1999Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs),
Commons26 May 1999Line of Route tellayeaye Teller
Commons17 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Income support premiums payable upon termination of bereavement allowance tellayeaye Teller
Commons17 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Age additions tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 May 1999Sex Education in Schools minorityaye Rebel
Commons24 Feb 1999Rating (Valuation) Bill - Rateable value tellayeaye Teller
Commons24 Feb 1999City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (By Order) minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Feb 1999House of Lords Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Jul 1998Parliamentary Oaths (Amendment) minorityno Rebel
Commons2 Jul 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] - Guarantee of non-discrimination tellayeaye Teller
Commons22 Jun 1998Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
Commons24 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill - Functions of the Local Government Commission tellayeaye Teller
16 Jul 1997Became Member, Foreign Affairs Committee
Commons18 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill - Exemption for national competition shooters Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jun 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill minorityunknown Unknown
Commons10 Jun 1997Education (Schools) Bill tellayeaye Teller
1 Jun 1997Became Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth 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.

70% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
8% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
67% Apprenticeships
0% Assisted Dying
6% Asylum System - More strict
12% Bankers' Bonus Tax
14% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
98% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
92% Closed Material Proceedure
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
80% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
17% Energy Prices - More Affordable
88% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
70% European Union Integration - For
82% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
30% Foundation hospitals - In favour
50% Fox hunting - Ban
90% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
91% Fully Elected House of Lords
8% Further devolution to Scotland
35% Further devolution to Wales
43% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
81% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
86% Higher taxes on banks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
91% Homosexuality - Equal rights
70% HS2 - In Favour
68% Human Rights and Equality
23% Identity cards - For introduction
30% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
89% Increase Air Passenger Duty
97% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
94% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
97% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
0% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
2% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
88% Localise Council Tax Support
59% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
60% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
13% Mansion Tax
57% Mass Retention of Communications Data
74% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
50% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
0% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
37% Minumum Wage
0% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
34% More powers for local councils
64% No detention without charge or trial
9% 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
71% Privatise Royal Mail
85% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
100% Public Ownership of Railways
24% Rail Fares - Lower
16% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
17% Reduce capital gains tax
100% Reduce central funding for local government
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
33% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
100% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
75% Register of Lobbyists
16% Regulate letting agent fees
33% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
83% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
33% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
82% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
84% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
88% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
0% Right to strike
81% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
100% Same Sex Marriage - for
70% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
53% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
64% Stop climate change
6% Stronger Military Covenant
52% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
50% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
50% Termination of pregnancy - against
83% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
100% Trade Union Regulation
32% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
66% Transparency of Parliament
17% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
92% University education fees - Should be free
38% University Tuition Fees - For
50% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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