Policies

Policies are stated positions on a particular issue. For example "Privatise the NHS", or "Join the Euro". Each policy has a definition and a way to vote in relevant divisions in Parliament.

This table summarises all policies, including how many times they have "voted". Click on their name to get a comparison of a policy to all MPs. You can get a policy to the top by editing and correcting motion text for its divisions.

Votes (unedited)Policy
33 (1) Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
17 Academy Schools - for
4 Action to prevent domestic violence
23 Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
5 Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
5 Apprenticeships
6 Assisted Dying
60 (2) Asylum System - More strict
3 Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
7 Ban fox hunting
20 Bankers' Bonus Tax
2 Brexit veto for Scotland, Wales and NI
13 (1) Business and community control of schools: For
5 Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
8 (3) Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
8 Closed Material Proceedure
84 Coalition Programme for Government - For
36 (1) Control Orders
1 (1) Corporal punishment of children - Against
2 Crossrail - In favour
4 Cull Badgers
2 Decamp from Palace of Westminister During Works
72 Delegate more powers to government ministers
2 Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
3 Do more to help refugees inclding children
8 Employee Shareholder Status
5 Encourage and incentivise saving
2 End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
16 Energy Prices - More Affordable
5 English Votes on English Laws etc.
25 Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
192 (2) European Union - For
18 Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
5 Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
8 Fixed Term Parliaments
24 For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
9 (1) Foundation hospitals - In favour
13 Fox hunting - Ban
10 Free trade
16 Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
14 Fully Elected House of Lords
9 Further devolution to Northern Ireland
48 Further devolution to Scotland
35 Further devolution to Wales
17 Gambling - Against permissiveness
9 GP Commissioning in the NHS
4 Heathrow Third Runway - In Favour
3 (1) Higher Pay for Public Sector Workers
26 Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
20 Higher taxes on banks
2 Higher taxes on sugary drinks
2 Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
46 (9) Homosexuality - Equal rights
9 HS2 - In Favour
19 (1) Human Rights and Equality
37 (11) Identity cards - For introduction
3 In Favour of Mass Surveillance
11 Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
3 Incentivise membership of press regulator
17 Increase Air Passenger Duty
29 Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
34 Increase VAT
7 Inheritance Tax
6 Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
20 Iraq Investigation - Necessary
10 Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
82 (1) Labour's Terrorism laws - For
7 Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
8 Localise Council Tax Support
21 Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
5 Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
7 Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
4 Mansion Tax
9 Mass Retention of Communications Data
13 Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
1 Member trustees on pension boards
3 Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
3 Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
6 Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
16 (1) Minumum Wage
2 (1) More Emergency Service Workers
1 More funds for social care
18 More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
52 More powers for local councils
3 MPs decide if to approve a withdrawal agreeement
12 No detention without charge or trial
7 No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
7 Nuclear power - For
61 Openness and Transparency - In Favour
3 Pension auto-enrolment - For
5 Phase out of Tenancies for Life
9 Police and Crime Commissioners
14 Post office - in favour of Government policy
14 Post office closures - against
8 Preserve Environmental Protection on EU Withdrawal
2 Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
6 Privatise Royal Mail
8 (1) Promote Occupational Pensions
10 Proportional Representation Voting System - For
5 Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
4 Public Ownership of Railways
5 Rail Fares - Lower
7 Recreational drugs - Against legalization
9 Reduce capital gains tax
12 Reduce central funding for local government
63 Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
3 Reduce taxes on domestic property transactions
28 Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
12 Reducing the number of MPs - for
12 Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
5 Referendum on any EU withdrawal arrangements
26 Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
12 Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
6 Register of Lobbyists
6 Regulate letting agent fees
4 Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
13 Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
3 Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
5 Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
14 Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
15 Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
2 Retain funds from council house sales locally
7 Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
18 Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
4 Right to strike
80 Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
13 Same Sex Marriage - for
56 (1) Schools - Greater Autonomy
2 Sell England's Public Forests
14 (1) Smoking ban - In favour
3 State control of bus services
60 (6) Stop climate change
5 Stronger Military Covenant
18 Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
2 Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
5 Termination of pregnancy - against
3 The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
9 Tougher on illegal immigration
12 Trade Union Regulation
11 (4) Transexuality - Against legal recognition
11 Transparency of Parliament
11 Trident replacement - In favour
2 Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
13 University education fees - Should be free
24 University Tuition Fees - For
15 Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
7 Voting age - Reduce to 16
3 War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
6 Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
8 Woman's pension age increase - slow transition
1 Abolish the House of Lords (provisional)
1 Act to resolve refugee crisis in Europe (provisional)
5 Alcohol - increase its availability (provisional)
5 Alcohol - restrict its availability (provisional)
16 Alcohol Liberalisation (provisional)
2 American imperialist hegemony: welcome (provisional)
1 Asylum seekers: no rights (provisional)
1 Backbench power (provisional)
1 Ban non-disclosure agreements (provisional)
3 Ban Sex Selective Abortion (provisional)
1 Banning ozone-depleting substances (provisional)
8 (1) Big Business - against (provisional)
8 (2) British Humanist (provisional)
5 Build More Homes (provisional)
5 (1) Cambridge Liberal Conservative (provisional)
1 Cap energy prices (provisional)
39 Common Sense Party (provisional)
94 (53) Conservative party abstentions (provisional)
2 Conservative Party policies - agree (provisional)
1 Contributory Benefits - For (provisional)
1 Current Attitudes towards Climate Change (provisional)
10 Cut Spending on Public Services (provisional)
2 Defence Spending - At least 2% of GDP (provisional)
5 Delay the UK's withdrawal from the EU (provisional)
1 Devolution to Scottish and Welsh Parliament (provisional)
2 Dogs' tails: docking of (provisional)
4 Educational Reform Rebel (provisional)
1 Electronic voting - in favour (provisional)
1 EU Withdrawal Arrangements Referendum (provisional)
4 European Union - Customs Union (provisional)
11 Extradition - reciprocal between UK and US (provisional)
4 Faith schools: abolish (provisional)
9 Fast-track planning (provisional)
1 For Academic Selection in Schools (provisional)
1 For Directly Elected Mayors (provisional)
17 (2) Fox hunting - Don't ban (provisional)
1 Free trade with the EU (provisional)
1 Freedoms and rights for property owners (provisional)
7 Gambling - permissive (provisional)
3 Higher funding for the NHS (provisional)
14 Higher funding for the police (provisional)
1 Higher payments to the monarch (provisional)
20 (2) Homosexuality - Not acceptable (provisional)
36 (11) Identity cards - Against introduction (provisional)
12 (3) Identity Cards - In favour (provisional)
6 Income Tax - No 10% tax bracket (provisional)
1 Increase regulation on dealing ivory (provisional)
3 Increase taxes on the richest in society (provisional)
24 (1) Innocent until proven guilty (provisional)
3 Integrate reserves with regular armed forces (provisional)
3 Intervenors To Be Liable for Other Party Costs (provisional)
6 Iraq 2003 - Against the invasion (provisional)
13 Iraq 2003 - For disarmament only (provisional)
6 Iraq 2003 - pro-invasion (provisional)
3 Junk (provisional)
2 Jury trials: sacrosanct (provisional)
4 Labour Party Abstensions (provisional)
4 Leave EU Without Withdrawal Agreement (provisional)
7 (2) Legalise all adult consensual sex (provisional)
2 Liberal Democrat party abstentions (provisional)
1 Liberal Democrat policies - agree (provisional)
1 Local Transport Bill 2007-08 (provisional)
9 (3) Lords in favour of homosexual equality (provisional)
1 Lower taxes on taxis (provisional)
1 Make High Speed Broadband a Right (provisional)
32 (9) Me (provisional)
11 (4) Mental health- easier detention + forced treatment (provisional)
7 Military expansion - Favour (provisional)
1 More money for local government (provisional)
1 More money for schools and eductation (provisional)
1 More police officers (provisional)
1 More powers for National Park Authorities (provisional)
1 More Publicly Funded Childcare (provisional)
2 More terrorism laws (provisional)
1 MPs to agree UK's future relationship with the EU (provisional)
5 (3) No to ID Cards (provisional)
1 Non Dom Tax Breaks - In favour (provisional)
16 Notable Divisions (provisional)
2 Occupational Pensions - For (provisional)
5 (3) Oppose GM Farming (provisional)
1 Outlaw irrelevant clauses (provisional)
1 Parity of mental and physical health (provisional)
8 Pay MPs More (provisional)
3 Pension fund collapse: bail-out (provisional)
1 Press freedom (provisional)
1 Prevent rough sleeping (provisional)
3 Prevention of evasion of tax and regulation (provisional)
1 Prisons and probation services: Privatise (provisional)
1 Pro American Pro War and Anti-Euro Party (provisional)
5 Pro Science and technology (provisional)
19 Pro-human rights, pro-democracy (provisional)
60 (2) Pro-Liberty (provisional)
1 Proactive publication (provisional)
1 Protect UK Industry (provisional)
10 Recognise Couples in the Tax and Benefits System (provisional)
1 Reduce Bureaucracy (provisional)
1 Reduce maximum deposit a landlord may hold (provisional)
1 Reduce taxes and costs for disabled people (provisional)
1 Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Post 2016 (provisional)
1 Regular reports on government activities (provisional)
6 Regulation of Lawyer's Fees in No-Win No-Fee Cases (provisional)
6 (4) Renationalisation of public services (provisional)
2 Require voters to show ID before voting (provisional)
1 Run pilot schemes/trial-
s/experiments-
of policies
(provisional)
11 Scrap Universal Benefits (provisional)
6 Selective schools: abolish (provisional)
1 Sexuality Equalisation (provisional)
4 Short Notable Divisions (provisional)
3 Silly wording disputes (provisional)
3 (2) Socially Free, Economically Free. True Libertarian (provisional)
1 Special Treatment of Sunday (provisional)
3 (1) Stand as an MP based on signatures of support (provisional)
9 (5) Stop climate change (old) (provisional)
2 Stronger animal welfare laws (provisional)
1 Stronger regulation of guns and weapons (provisional)
16 Supports Government Budgets (provisional)
1 Surcharge free mobile roaming in the EU (provisional)
1 Tax International Companies' Local Activity (provisional)
10 Taxation - For Progressive Taxation (provisional)
15 (7) Taxes - Favour decreases (provisional)
6 (2) Taxes - Favour increases (provisional)
1 Temporary and agency workers: Equal rights (provisional)
75 Terrorism laws - Against (provisional)
1 Tougher against moped/motorbike crime (provisional)
1 Tougher on collecting child support payments (provisional)
2 UK membership of the European Economic Area - Pro (provisional)
9 University tuition fees (provisional)
36 (32) Vote 'aye' on every division in October 2007 (provisional)
6 (3) Vote for Radical Change (provisional)
2 Votes for life (provisional)
That makes 280 policies which have voted in at least one division.

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