Swire’s voting record in Parliament

An extract:

Almost always voted against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS
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0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2012

Generally voted for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients
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4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2012

Almost always voted against introducing foundation hospitals
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0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, in 2003

Voted a mixture of for and against smoking bans
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2 votes for, 4 votes against, 5 absences, between 2002–2015

Has never voted on allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the “bedroom tax”)
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8 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2014

Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
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0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013

Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
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0 votes for, 11 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016

Generally voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support
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2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2012

Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
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39 votes for, 0 votes against, 15 absences, between 2012–2016

Almost always voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed
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0 votes for, 7 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014

Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the “bedroom tax”)
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8 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2014

Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
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0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013

Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
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0 votes for, 11 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016

Generally voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support
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2 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2012

Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
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39 votes for, 0 votes against, 15 absences, between 2012–2016

Almost always voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed
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0 votes for, 7 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2014

Source: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11265/hugo_swire/east_devon/votes

One thought on “Swire’s voting record in Parliament

  1. We should NOT assume that an absence equals an abstention. If you ignore absences and look only at those occasions when we was neither absent nor sitting on the fence, his voting record reads as follows:

    Always voted against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS
    0 votes for, 5 votes against

    Always voted for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients
    4 votes for, 0 votes against

    Always voted against introducing foundation hospitals
    0 votes for, 4 votes against

    Always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the “bedroom tax”)
    8 votes for, 0 votes against

    Always voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices
    0 votes for, 5 votes against

    Always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
    0 votes for, 11 votes against

    Always voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support
    2 votes for, 0 votes against

    Always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
    39 votes for, 0 votes against

    Always voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed
    0 votes for, 7 votes against

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