The contenders and their voting records

Looking at the voting records on the Theyworkforyou website you get a taste of the leadership candidate’s actual record of action. It is not always as our prejudices would presume.

Here is how the candidates compare on some selective issues:

Burnham Cooper Corbyn Kendall
reduction in spending on welfare benefits strongly against strongly against strongly against strongly against
raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year very strongly against very strongly against very strongly against very strongly against
reducing central government funding of local government moderately against moderately against very strongly against very strongly against
increasing the rate of VAT moderately against strongly against strongly against strongly against
equal gay rights moderately for very strongly for very strongly for very strongly for
a wholly elected House of Lords very strongly for moderately for moderately for very strongly for
a statutory register of lobbyists moderately against moderately against moderately against moderately against
rebelled against their party in this parliament never never never never

This does somewhat challenge the lazy assumptions, particularly about Liz Kendall. Portrayed by the hard left as a virtual Tory, her record demonstrates that she does present a radical choice.

Check out Liz’s record for yourself – http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/24816/liz_kendall/leicester_west/votes

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3 Responses to The contenders and their voting records

  1. Rob Brown says:

    I assume Burnham’s seeming moderation is due more to votes not attended (potentially for very good reasons) rather than necessarily his beliefs.

  2. The rebellion numbers are for this parliament, starting May 7th. In the last parliament, Yvette Cooper was the only one who didn’t rebel.

  3. Archie says:

    Selected issues = nonsense post.

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