Voting Record — David Laws MP, Yeovil (11036)

David Laws

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 4 votes out of 818, 0.5% 818 votes out of 1239, 66.0% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 7 votes out of 866, 0.8% 866 votes out of 1288, 67.2% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 19 votes out of 926, 2.1% 926 votes out of 1246, 74.3% 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 LawsLDem VoteRôle
8 May 2015Stopped being The Minister of State, Cabinet Office,
8 May 2015Stopped being The Minister for Schools,
Commons18 Nov 2014Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — New Clause 2 — Pubs Code: Market Rent Only Option for Tenants of Large Pub-Owning Businesses minorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Nov 2013European Union (Referendum) Bill — Clause 1 — Date of Referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union Majorityunknown Unknown
6 Sep 2012Became The Minister of State, Cabinet Office,
6 Sep 2012Became The Minister for Schools,
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Feb 2012Ten Minute Rule Bill- Annual Statements of Healthcare Costs minorityno Rebel
13 Dec 2011Stopped being Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)
18 Jul 2011Became Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)
Commons21 Jun 2011Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government Majorityaye Rebel
29 May 2010Stopped being The Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
12 May 2010Became The Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families),
HouseDateSubjectDavid LawsLDem VoteRôle
Commons3 Feb 2010Deferred Divisions — EU Enlargement strategy minorityaye 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
1 Jun 2007Became Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families),
1 Jun 2007Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,
Commons31 Oct 2006Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — Termination of Pregnancy minorityno Rebel
Commons17 Oct 2006Points of Order — Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment) minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails minorityaye Rebel
1 Jun 2005Became Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,
1 Jun 2005Stopped being Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
5 May 2005Stopped being Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
HouseDateSubjectDavid LawsLDem VoteRôle
Commons10 Mar 2005Support For Members Who Have Chosen Not To Take Their Seats minorityno Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Dec 2004Mental Capacity Bill — Clause 4 — Best interests Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2004Hunting Bill minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill — Clause 1 — Hunting wild mammals with dogs minorityunknown Unknown
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment Majorityaye 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
Commons18 Nov 2003Grammar Schools (Ballots and Consultation) minorityaye Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Apr 2003Smoking (Restaurants) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
7 Jan 2003Stopped being Member, Treasury Committee
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) Majorityunknown Unknown
2 Dec 2002Became Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)
1 Jun 2002Became Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
1 Jun 2002Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Defence),
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityaye Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Dec 2001Facilities of the House Majorityno Rebel
16 Jul 2001Became Member, Treasury Committee
1 Jun 2001Became Shadow Spokesperson (Defence),

Policy Comparisons

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

44% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
75% Academy Schools - for
16% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
67% Apprenticeships
7% Asylum System - More strict
87% Ban fox hunting
13% Bankers' Bonus Tax
6% Business and community control of schools: For
90% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
92% Closed Material Proceedure
81% Coalition Programme for Government - For
10% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
38% Delegate more powers to government ministers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Deprivation of Citizenship - Easier to Do
42% Easier access to abortion
100% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
12% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Environmental water quality
70% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
72% European Union Integration - For
87% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
87% Fox hunting - Ban
76% Fully Elected House of Lords
21% Further devolution to Scotland
10% Further devolution to Wales
42% Gambling - Against permissiveness
93% GP Commissioning in the NHS
0% Heathrow Third Runway - In Favour
7% Higher Benefits for Ill and Disabled
78% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
71% Higher taxes on banks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
95% Homosexuality - Equal rights
100% HS2 - In Favour
62% Human Rights and Equality
8% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
94% Increase Air Passenger Duty
86% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
54% Increase the state pension age
85% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
97% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
17% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
6% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
75% Localise Council Tax Support
59% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
50% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
13% Mansion Tax
61% Mass Retention of Communications Data
88% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
12% Minimum Wage
16% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
38% More powers for local councils
82% No detention without charge or trial
8% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
11% Nuclear power - For
51% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
84% Police and Crime Commissioners
1% Post office - in favour of Government policy
99% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
85% Privatise Royal Mail
69% Promote Occupational Pensions
38% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
46% Protesting near Parliament - Restrict
50% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
15% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
58% Reduce capital gains tax
50% Reduce central funding for local government
100% Reduce max amount people may be charged for care
88% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
85% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
35% Reducing the number of MPs - for
72% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
37% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
96% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
75% Register of Lobbyists
0% Regulate letting agent fees
17% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
84% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
17% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
91% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
90% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
76% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
62% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
100% Same Sex Marriage - for
51% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
58% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
42% Stop climate change
17% Support current and former armed service members
53% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
60% Termination of pregnancy - against
67% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Unions - Restrict
1% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
58% Transparency of Parliament
17% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
41% University Tuition Fees - For
59% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
98% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
38% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

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