Voting Record — Richard Spring MP, West Suffolk (10561)

Richard Spring

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

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
House of Lords 11 Jan 2011 still in office Con 2 votes out of 1074, 0.2% 1074 votes out of 1407, 76.3% 0 times
West Suffolk 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 3 votes out of 810, 0.4% 810 votes out of 1288, 62.9% 0 times
West Suffolk 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 5 votes out of 822, 0.6% 822 votes out of 1246, 66.0% 0 times
West Suffolk 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 4 votes out of 797, 0.5% 797 votes out of 1273, 62.6% 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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HouseDateSubjectLord RisbyCon VoteRôle
13 May 2021Stopped being Member, International Agreements Committee
3 Nov 2020Became Member, International Agreements Committee
2 Jul 2019Stopped being Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
14 Feb 2019Stopped being Member, European Union Committee
12 Jun 2018Became Member, European Union Committee
12 Jun 2015Became Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
Lords8 Jul 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Report (1st Day) Majorityunknown Unknown
Lords26 Mar 2012Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) minorityno Rebel
Lords26 Mar 2012Procedure of the House — Motion to Agree minorityaye Rebel
6 May 2010Stopped being Vice-Chair, Conservative Party,
HouseDateSubjectRichard SpringCon VoteRôle
18 Apr 2008Stopped being Member, Home Affairs Committee
11 Jun 2007Stopped being Member, Home Affairs Committee
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Short Speeches minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails minorityaye Rebel
18 Jan 2006Became Member, Home Affairs Committee
16 Jan 2006Became Member, Home Affairs Committee
16 Dec 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister, Treasury
12 Dec 2005Became Vice-Chair, Conservative Party,
20 May 2005Became Shadow Minister, Treasury
20 May 2005Stopped being Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs
HouseDateSubjectRichard SpringCon VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityaye Rebel
9 Sep 2004Stopped being Shadow Minister, International Affairs
9 Sep 2004Became Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs
10 May 2004Became Shadow Minister, International Affairs
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons29 Oct 2002Modernisation of the House of Commons Majorityaye Rebel
HouseDateSubjectRichard SpringCon VoteRôle
Commons20 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Deregulation minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Fisheries: Total Allowable Catches and Quotas 2001 Majorityno Rebel
Commons26 May 1999Line of Route minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 Mar 1998Wild Mammals (Hunting with Dogs) Bill tellnoaye Rebel Teller
21 Mar 1997Stopped being Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
10 Jun 1996Stopped being Member, Health and Social Care Committee
22 May 1995Became Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
1 May 1995Became Member, Health and Social Care Committee
28 Nov 1994Stopped being Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
16 Nov 1994Became Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Policy Comparisons

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

81% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
0% Assisted Dying
54% Asylum System - More strict
0% Ban fox hunting
86% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
1% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
23% Delegate more powers to government ministers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
33% Easier access to abortion
84% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
13% European Union Integration - For
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
0% Fox hunting - Ban
79% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
58% Fully Elected House of Lords
84% Gambling - Against permissiveness
25% Heathrow Third Runway - In Favour
0% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
49% Homosexuality - Equal rights
17% Human Rights and Equality
12% Identity cards - For introduction
50% Increase VAT
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
97% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
17% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
50% Mass Retention of Communications Data
0% Minimum Wage
31% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
70% No detention without charge or trial
50% Nuclear power - For
55% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
50% Pension auto-enrolment - For
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
100% Privatise Royal Mail
42% Promote Occupational Pensions
0% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
26% Protesting near Parliament - Restrict
84% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
98% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
67% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
10% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Right to strike
77% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
50% Same Sex Marriage - for
92% Schools - Greater Autonomy
22% Smoking ban - In favour
78% Stop climate change
100% Support current and former armed service members
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
86% Termination of pregnancy - against
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
100% Trade Unions - Restrict
50% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
93% University education fees - Should be free
7% University Tuition Fees - For
92% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
50% Voting age - Reduce to 16
58% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary

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