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The Suffolk Coastal MP who 'signed up' for Boris' No Deal pledge

August 11, 2019 4:09 PM
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

Your MP's -Thérèse Coffey Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Twice stood for the European Parliament, the MP who backed Remain in Referendum, voted against ruling out a no-deal Brexit, 'signs up' to Boris' pledge to leave the EU with NO Deal and gets promoted.

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As the 'Brexit' Government pours Billions of our hard earned taxes and desperately needed public funds into saving us from their own self-inflicted and delusional folly, It is worth having a look at the voting record of Therese Coffey MP on some crucial issues given her perchance for doing a U turn on Brexit. Make what you will of this individual's record but it certainly doesn't equate with liberal values nor ever likely to qualify for membership of the Liberal Democrats.

With the help of Wikipedia and TheyWorkForYou.com

we put a spotlight on the MP for Suffolk Coastal

According to Wikipedia 'Therese Coffey's decision to author a paper for the Free Enterprise Group recommending pensioners should be forced to pay National Insurance provoked a backlash among older constituents, who claimed that in an already tough economic environment, it was wrong to tax pensioners further. However, she said that she had "no regrets writing about National Insurance" and that it was "a policy proposal - it is by no means, at this stage, anymore than that.".

Coffey faced criticism from Suffolk residents over her support for the Government's proposal to sell off forestry and woodland in public ownership, in 2011. Protesters argued that "previous experience shows us that when private landowners come in they close car parks and make access as difficult as possible." Although Coffey voted for the bill, the proposal was afterward dropped by the government.

In October 2016, she was criticised by the then Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron for accepting hospitality worth £890 from Ladbrokes after supporting the gambling industry in parliament as part of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Coffey denied that she had been "influenced in her considerations on matters of related policy by any hospitality received'.

In January 2016, an amendment intended to force rented homes to be maintained as "fit for human habitation" was defeated in parliament. Coffey was one of the 72 MPs voting against it who were themselves landlords who derived an income from a property.

And from TheyWorkForYou.com

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How Therese Coffey voted on Social Issues #

Last updated: 13 June 2018.

How Therese Coffey voted on Foreign Policy and Defence #

Last updated: 25 June 2019.

How Therese Coffey voted on Welfare and Benefits #

Last updated: 8 May 2018.

How Therese Coffey voted on Taxation and Employment #

Last updated: 25 June 2019.

How Therese Coffey voted on Business and the Economy #

Last updated: 12 November 2018.

How Therese Coffey voted on Health #

Last updated: 11 September 2015.

How Therese Coffey voted on Education #

Last updated: 29 June 2017.

How Therese Coffey voted on Constitutional Reform #

Last updated: 20 March 2019

How Therese Coffey voted on Home Affairs #

Last updated: 14 December 2016.

How Therese Coffey voted on Environmental Issues #

Last updated: 25 June 2019.

How Therese Coffey voted on Transport #

Last updated: 31 October 2017.

How Therese Coffey voted on Housing #

Last updated: 3 May 2016.

How Therese Coffey voted on Miscellaneous Topics #

SOURCE: TheyWorkForYou.com

The conclusions from this voting record must therefore be that the Suffolk Coastal MP is:



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