Voting Record — Nicholas Soames MP, Mid Sussex (10555)

Nicholas Soames

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 9 votes out of 336, 2.7% 336 votes out of 371, 90.6% 0 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 Con 1 vote out of 350, 0.3% 350 votes out of 467, 74.9% 0 times
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 Con 5 votes out of 841, 0.6% 841 votes out of 1239, 67.9% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 13 votes out of 682, 1.9% 682 votes out of 1288, 53.0% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 2 votes out of 580, 0.3% 580 votes out of 1246, 46.5% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 3 votes out of 626, 0.5% 626 votes out of 1273, 49.2% 1 time

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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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HouseDateSubjectNicholas SoamesCon VoteRôle
Commons14 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the European Union — Delay Withdrawal if MPs Agree Withdrawal Agreement Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the EU — Consider Cross Party Proposal To Seek Majority Support in the House of Commons minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the EU — Preventing Delay Withdrawing Continuing Beyond 30 June 2019 minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the European Union — Leaving Without a Withdrawal Agreement Majorityno Rebel
Commons13 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the European Union Majorityaye Rebel
Commons29 Jan 2019European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Seek to Delay Withdrawal Until 31 December 2019 if no Withdrawal Agreement by 26 February 2019 minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Jan 2019European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Prioritising Debate on Withdrawal in the House of Commons — Enabling MPs to Amend Motions minorityno Rebel
Commons8 Jan 2019Finance Bill — Clause 89 — Activing Treasury Powers to Maintain Effective Tax Laws on the UK's Withdrawal from the EU only in Certain Circumstances Majorityno Rebel
Commons4 Dec 2018Consideration of European Union Withdrawal Motions — Allowing Amendments Majorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectNicholas SoamesCon VoteRôle
Commons31 Oct 2016Committee Appointments — Justice Committee — Kate Green and Keith Vaz minorityaye Rebel
HouseDateSubjectNicholas SoamesCon 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
10 Mar 2014Stopped being Member, Administration Committee
25 Mar 2013Became Member, Administration Committee
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Oct 2011Protection of Freedoms Bill — Amendment to Programme Motion minorityno Rebel
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Standards and Privileges Committee
HouseDateSubjectNicholas SoamesCon VoteRôle
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — Staff to continue to be employed by MPs — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home minorityaye Rebel
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Parliamentary candidates can keep their home addresses secret minorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Point of Order — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [ Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Majorityno Rebel
Commons10 Jun 2008Counter Terrorism Bill — Lord Chief Justice to appoint "special coroners" — rejected bothaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility Majorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness 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
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails minorityaye Rebel
31 Jan 2006Became Member, Standards and Privileges Committee
Commons13 Jul 2005Committees — Administration Committee — Pay for Chairmen of Standing Committees minorityaye Rebel
5 May 2005Stopped being Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
5 May 2005Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Defence,
HouseDateSubjectNicholas SoamesCon VoteRôle
8 Nov 2003Became Shadow Secretary of State for Defence,
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityaye Rebel
12 Dec 2001Became Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
HouseDateSubjectNicholas SoamesCon VoteRôle
Commons27 Feb 2001Hunting Bill - Disposal of fallen stock tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Deregulation minorityaye Rebel
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations Majorityno Rebel
Commons11 Apr 2000Organ Transplants (Presumed Consent) Majorityno Rebel
18 Jan 2000Stopped being Member, Public Administration Committee
2 Jul 1999Became Member, Public Administration Committee
1 May 1997Stopped being Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Armed Services),
20 Jul 1994Became Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Armed Services),
20 Jul 1994Stopped being Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food),
14 Apr 1992Became Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food),
15 Jul 1985Stopped being Member, European Legislation Committee
2 Feb 1984Became Member, European Legislation 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.

49% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
50% Action to prevent domestic violence
8% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
64% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
65% Apprenticeships
0% Assisted Dying
70% Asylum System - More strict
77% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
1% Ban fox hunting
20% Bankers' Bonus Tax
0% Brexit veto for Scotland, Wales and NI
85% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
84% Closed Material Proceedure
81% Coalition Programme for Government - For
13% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
0% Decamp from Palace of Westminister During Works
77% Delegate more powers to government ministers
75% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
50% Do more to help refugees inclding children
90% Employee Shareholder Status
99% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
19% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% English Votes on English Laws etc.
95% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
29% European Union - For
80% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
100% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
71% Fixed Term Parliaments
9% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
30% Foundation hospitals - In favour
1% Fox hunting - Ban
7% Fully Elected House of Lords
27% Further devolution to Northern Ireland
17% Further devolution to Scotland
22% Further devolution to Wales
49% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
85% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
49% Higher taxes on banks
100% Higher taxes on sugary drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
58% Homosexuality - Equal rights
93% HS2 - In Favour
23% Human Rights and Equality
16% Identity cards - For introduction
50% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
50% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
33% Incentivise membership of press regulator
100% Increase Air Passenger Duty
97% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
78% Increase VAT
25% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
85% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
6% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
29% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
88% Localise Council Tax Support
61% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
100% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
13% Mansion Tax
73% Mass Retention of Communications Data
72% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
50% Member trustees on pension boards
100% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
19% Minumum Wage
0% More Emergency Service Workers
0% More funds for social care
3% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
36% More powers for local councils
0% MPs to approve Withdrawal Agreeement
32% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
57% Nuclear power - For
35% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
92% Police and Crime Commissioners
98% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
100% Privatise Royal Mail
84% Promote Occupational Pensions
33% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
16% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
96% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
80% Reduce capital gains tax
88% Reduce central funding for local government
93% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
100% Reduce taxes on domestic property transactions
92% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
85% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
64% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
71% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
71% Register of Lobbyists
0% Regulate letting agent fees
50% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
1% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
100% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
25% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
63% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
90% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
7% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
42% Right to strike
26% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
71% Same Sex Marriage - for
89% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
31% Smoking ban - In favour
25% State control of bus services
36% Stop climate change
22% Stronger Military Covenant
56% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
25% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
50% Termination of pregnancy - against
94% Tougher on illegal immigration
100% Trade Union Regulation
50% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
46% 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
43% University Tuition Fees - For
95% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
25% Voting age - Reduce to 16
2% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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