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GloGirl Sun 03-May-15 08:30:27

Check up on their voting record here by putting in your postcode

http://www.theyworkforyou.com

So easy to get bored by the rhetoric politicians give, this site gives a very easy run down on how they actually vote.

If you're thinking about reelecting someone, just double check their actions.

My local MP is a right arsehole by all accounts!

Unescorted Sun 03-May-15 08:33:49

Mine only voted with his party except on one issue where most of his party rebelled - he then he voted both ways.

I feel like sending him a spine.

Notyouagaintoday Sun 03-May-15 08:35:59

Good advice, we don't currently have anyone, he resigned recently due to scandalous sexting!

Notyouagaintoday Sun 03-May-15 08:41:07

Our MP resigned after being outed for sending indecent images of himself!!!
Other options are, 1) no way, 2) looks 104 yo, l hope he has the energy to live up to his claims, 3) ukip's enormous banner has already been vandalised, not that I was considering it, just amuses me I suppose, various others are... mehhhh!!!!

OrlandoWoolf Sun 03-May-15 08:43:20

My MP is leaving. He seems to have been really good. I went to his surgery once - he talked a lot without listening (he was explaining his track record). What he should have done is asked me why I was here and listened rather than talking for 5 mins.

catgirl1976 Sun 03-May-15 08:52:32

That has been incredibly useful.

I would never have voted for my current MP anyway (Tory) but seeing how he voted has reconfirmed my belief that he is a twunt of the highest order.

Sadly, there's no doubt he will get re-elected though. I live in a very sfe Tory seat sad

But still, my consience will be clear.

catgirl1976 Sun 03-May-15 08:53:42

And he survived a scandal involving a Brazilian rent boy and some heroin. Though I don't begrudge anyone a hobby.

CornChips Sun 03-May-15 08:56:51

This was useful. I have always thought my MP was a waste of space, but he has shown some strong voting on social issues in a way I agree with.

everygalaxy Sun 03-May-15 08:57:36

We live in a Tory safe seat he has dodgy expense claims and am embarrassing son but always wins. He did some great work on aid but voted against marriage equality sad I feel like I waste my time but I will once again go and vote against him

ThatIsNachoCheese Sun 03-May-15 09:00:17

Bloody hell.
I knew mine would be bad as he is a tory but to see in black and white that he votes against equal gay rights and higher payments for ill or disabled people has shocked me a bit. What an utter cunt fuck wit turd brain. Cock.
We are in a safe tory seat too Cat, it really pisses me off.

catgirl1976 Sun 03-May-15 09:05:19

It's crappy isn't it?

Mine did vote for gay marriage which is something (though no surprise as he is gay)

But other than that, every vote was twuntish. Against higher payments for ill or disabled people, for a welfare cap, for the bedroom tax, for £9k tuition fees.......

4candles Sun 03-May-15 09:11:33

Thanks for the website that is really interesting. I live in a safe tory seat as well.
Our local MP has a good local reputation and he seems fairly effective.

But, looking at the website he voted against equal gay rights and voted strongly for every cut in benefit going. angry

cazzyg Sun 03-May-15 09:18:24

Mine isn't standing this time round. Just as well, given that he's just been convicted of assault......again.

In reality we haven't had a functioning MP for a few years now, but he's continued to be paid. Shocking waste of public funds. I've tried to contact him several times regarding a local issue and haven't even had the courtesy of a response.

lornathewizzard Sun 03-May-15 09:18:40

Our local MP is actually ok, and a bit of a rebel. Now if only she'd realise she's in the wrong party, I'd gladly vote for her grin

RamonatheMisunderstood Sun 03-May-15 09:22:52

My MP is a strong rebel apparently. This may swing my vote grin

Penfold007 Sun 03-May-15 09:29:24

Interesting, my Lib Dem mp wants unlimited immigration, benefit cuts for the sick and disabled along with less funding for local government

Jackieharris Sun 03-May-15 09:42:36

Mine was so rude to me on Twitter once!

He's not a nice man. I hope he loses his job, as predicted.

But I'm not keen on my party's candidate either.

sandgrown Sun 03-May-15 09:47:37

My MP seems genuinely interested in his constituency. I have seen him on a personal and professional level and he has always helped and responded promptly. I will vote for him personally though I have no real allegiance to any of the parties.

superram Sun 03-May-15 09:53:02

My mo is always on the lookout for photo opportunities-I'd rather he just did some work. He voted against gay marriage so rules him out for my vote-he will get in anyway, the weasel....

TiggieBoo Sun 03-May-15 09:55:55

I wish they said on which issues they had a free vote, otherwise it's just party policy they had to vote for. I won't vote for my current MP anyway.

Jengnr Sun 03-May-15 10:02:44

I wouldn't have voted for mine anyway. And his voting record has just confirmed he is a cunt.

It's good to know I was right. smile

DrHarleenFrancesQuinzel Sun 03-May-15 10:24:24

My MP according to that is William Hague. He resigned a while ago or is he still my MP, but said ages ago he was not going to stand this time? Im not really sure how it works when someone leaves mid-term.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Sun 03-May-15 10:25:50

Mine is Nick Clegg… I'm voting Labour anyway.

Becca19962014 Sun 03-May-15 10:31:03

I looked at this for mine and when they came calling took them to task on their voting which is totally opposite to what they say they voted for - I don't mean slightly different either or in line with party policy.

Two of the things related to things I went to see them for and asked help with and they told me it was disgusting what had happened and if in government would never have agreed with it (MP wrote a letter and were no help whatsoever after that) When looking on that site I found not only had they voted for both, but had actually been part of the committee set up to research and implement one! angry

The response of my MP was that site is made up and lies hmm they've given the same response to anyone who has quoted this site to them at hustings or via social media or the local paper.

In case anyone is wondering, it is a genuine reflection of how a MP votes and completely independent - mine is far from the only MP saying this website is made up and lies.

I didn't vote for 'my' MP and definitely won't this week!!

Miltonmaid Sun 03-May-15 10:32:34

FirstWeTakeManhattan - is there any chance Clegg might lose his seat?

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