Voting Record — Mark Simmonds MP, Boston and Skegness (11224)

Mark Simmonds

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 Con 4 votes out of 760, 0.5% 760 votes out of 1239, 61.3% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 16 votes out of 839, 1.9% 839 votes out of 1288, 65.1% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 4 votes out of 820, 0.5% 820 votes out of 1246, 65.8% 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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HouseDateSubjectMark SimmondsCon VoteRôle
Commons23 Feb 2015Serious Crime Bill — New Clause 1 — Making Clear Sex-Selective Abortion is Illegal Majorityaye Rebel
Commons24 Nov 2014Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 2 — New Election as A Result of Conviction of an MP for An Offence Committed Before Their Election or Before Recall Bill Coming Into Force minorityaye Rebel
11 Aug 2014Stopped being The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,
Commons21 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Third Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
6 Sep 2012Became The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,
6 May 2010Stopped being Shadow Minister (Health),
HouseDateSubjectMark SimmondsCon VoteRôle
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 68 — Commencement Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] Majorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses Majorityaye Rebel
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
3 Jul 2007Became Shadow Minister (Health),
3 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Minister (International Development),
Commons5 Jun 2007Bill Presented — Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Short Speeches minorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Legislative Process (Notice for Amendments in Public Bill Committee) Majorityno Rebel
10 May 2005Became Shadow Minister (International Development),
10 May 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs),
HouseDateSubjectMark SimmondsCon VoteRôle
1 Jun 2004Became Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs),
1 Jun 2004Stopped being Shadow Minister (Education),
30 Jan 2004Stopped being Shadow Minister (Health),
1 Jan 2004Became Shadow Minister (Education),
8 Dec 2003Stopped being Member, Education & Skills Committee
1 Jun 2003Became Shadow Minister (Health),
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
9 Jan 2003Stopped being Member, Environmental Audit Committee
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityaye Rebel
16 Jul 2001Became Member, Environmental Audit Committee
16 Jul 2001Became Member, Education & Skills 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.

27% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
9% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
50% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
67% Apprenticeships
54% Asylum System - More strict
13% Ban fox hunting
20% Bankers' Bonus Tax
76% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
50% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
84% Closed Material Proceedure
76% Coalition Programme for Government - For
1% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
50% Cull Badgers
38% Delegate more powers to government ministers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
75% Deprivation of Citizenship - Easier to Do
75% Easier access to abortion
60% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
25% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Environmental water quality
100% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
43% European Union Integration - For
72% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
13% Fox hunting - Ban
75% Fully Elected House of Lords
12% Further devolution to Scotland
45% Further devolution to Wales
47% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
25% Heathrow Third Runway - In Favour
0% Higher Benefits for Ill and Disabled
81% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
86% Higher taxes on banks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
51% Homosexuality - Equal rights
60% HS2 - In Favour
45% Human Rights and Equality
11% Identity cards - For introduction
50% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
72% Increase Air Passenger Duty
86% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
100% Increase the state pension age
86% Increase VAT
100% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
95% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
11% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
17% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
7% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
65% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
38% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
50% Mansion Tax
84% Mass Retention of Communications Data
62% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
25% Minimum Wage
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
41% More powers for local councils
35% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
57% Nuclear power - For
42% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
84% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
25% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
100% Privatise Royal Mail
79% Promote Occupational Pensions
13% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
46% Protesting near Parliament - Restrict
50% Public Ownership of Railways
13% Rail Fares - Lower
50% 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
84% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
82% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
93% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
50% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
79% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
62% Register of Lobbyists
50% Regulate letting agent fees
33% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
50% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
73% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
89% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
87% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
42% Right to strike
62% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
89% Same Sex Marriage - for
95% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
48% Smoking ban - In favour
0% State control of bus services
53% Stop climate change
6% Support current and former armed service members
44% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
50% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
21% Termination of pregnancy - against
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
92% Trade Unions - Restrict
50% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
44% University Tuition Fees - For
93% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
17% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
20% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
0% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

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