Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Stewart voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- The key question is where as he been hiding since losing his seat
SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS TO BE MET WITH PROTEST
Star date: 17th February 2012
SALFORD COUNCIL STATES CITY’S VULNERABLE WILL BE PROTECTED – THEN CUTS SERVICES
Demonstrate Against Cuts In Salford
Tuesday 21st February 8:30am
Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Rd, Swinton
Salford Against The Cuts has called a demonstration outside the Civic Centre next Tuesday morning, to oppose another £24million of cuts which will be ratified by the full Council meeting that day.
Salford Council has consistently stated that it will “protect the most vulnerable who live in the City” – now it’s about to cut more support and help for those people.
Full story here…
Day centres closed and then reopened! labours passion to protect the elderly? no it makes bad press and even Cllr Warmisham must realise the grey vote are where most of Labours support falls,it would be Political suicide not to react to pressure. The same for the deaf children of our communities one more UTURN from Labour.Labour Councillors special allowances remain in tact,they can still visit France on ridiculous Town twinning and still find funds to subsidise PEEL,and pet high profile projects, The sad fact is the opposition is so weak to fight back. In May all opposition must come out in strength and highlight the folly of voting Labour.
Raab TORY MP says the answer to unemployment is to exempt under-21s working for small firms from all minimum wage laws.
If you are 20 and work with a firm of up to 50 staff, Raab thinks there is nothing wrong with paying you £2.50 an hour.
He also wants to abolish the “regulations” that “give agency workers the right to the same basic employment and working conditions as full-time staff.”
The Mind Boggles
I thought of Laurel and Hardy ride again,can you think of anything better
Lets be honest it looks good support a few people go to planning on there behalf,lose and then say well i did my best.The reality in my opinion would have been to be honest, fight to ensure these people get compensated, get homes, and move on. I would be looking to see Asda forced into making provisions on rebuilding the squalid state of the precinct,create a site that could be the centre piece in Swinton,create jobs,promote a real shopping experience with smaller units getting take up, and a better future for the many who live here. We made a mistake on turning down the courts and i except that i was apart of that, i wont make the same mistake twice. Swinton precinct looks dead in the water if we wish to see empty shops and a multi take up of £ONE POUND OUT LETS then turn down ASDA, if not i suggest we support it, in the short term we will have problems,in the long term i think we will see a success.
Tens of thousands of unemployed people have been made to work without pay under threat of having their benefits removed for at least 13 weeks, according to the latest government figures.
The first set of statistics on the government’s mandatory work activity (MWA) programme reveals that from when the scheme started in May 2011 until November, 24,010 jobseekers were referred to work for four weeks unpaid for 30 hours a week.
Under the scheme – the first of its kind in the UK – jobcentre managers have the power to make unemployed people do a month’s work experience at charities, government offices or high-street chains if they feel claimants “fail to demonstrate the focus and discipline necessary to seek out, secure and retain employment opportunities”. If they do not take part, claimants have their benefits removed for 13 weeks. A second failure to take part means benefits are removed for six months.
The reality is what ever you think, any unscrupulous employer can get work done and pay nothing under the condems,works for them the rich Condems get richer and the poor sink to the gutter.That is the True ethos of Conservatism.
Believe someone’s dropped out as candidate for Labour Mayoral nomination. Wish they’d make up their mind!
We wonder who,our Money is on Jim King but we will wait and see,splits and uncertainty ,it’s a bit like shall we close day centres or shan’t we? That’s Labour in Salfordunsure of any thing…
It reads like a disaster novel,it would be to much to try to fit in on a blog but any one who wishes to see a breakdown we will be meeting openly as Greens to discuss the impact on the city,one thing i always find hard with labour is their continuation of pet high profile projects and the ability to find funding for peel while the city is being raped of basic funding. Cllrs can still twin with other cities while we have to depend on outside agencies to help with drug and alcohol abuse.