Judges in the Shire Hall Courtroom Credit: Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Thought I’d start with crime security & public protection as it’s often one of those things that the Tories would have us all believe they are strong on and have even suggested that it’s one of Corbyn’s weaknesses. I think you’ll agree, after reading this report, the facts show that it is quite the opposite…

NB: I’ve indicated where MPs did not vote on a bill/motion by stating that they ‘Didn’t vote’. You will notice however that some MPs might also be absent under for some votes, this is because they were not MPs at the time that vote was taken. For the record, I’ve listed when they became MPs at the top of this report…

Jeremy Corbyn MP (Labour) – 9th June 1983 to present
Boris Johnson MP (Tory) – 9th June 2001 to 4th June 2008 | 7YR GAP |7th May 2015 to present
Sajid Javid MP (Tory) – 7th May 2010 to present
Jo Swinson MP (LibDem) – 9th June 2017 to present

CRIME, SECURITY & PUBLIC PROTECTION – Corbyn vs Johnson vs Javid vs Swinson voting record

5th February 2019 – Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2019-20

Vote to set central government funding of policing for 2019-20 at a level 2.1% higher than was set for 2018-19 but only if policing bodies decide not to increase their element of council tax above a level set by the government.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) For
Sajid Javid (Tory) For
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Against

28th November 2018 – Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 26

Vote to make it an aggravated offence to possess a corrosive substance or dangerous knife while on a moped or a motorbike. Aggravated Offences attract harsher sentences.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Didn’t vote

28th November 2018 – Offensive Weapons Bill — Regulation of High Velocity Rifles

Vote to approve amendments designed to reduce regulations surrounding the possession, making or trading of certain types of high velocity rifles.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) For
Sajid Javid (Tory) For
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Didn’t vote

11th September 2018 – Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill – New Clause 1

Vote to adopt the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant in relation to people suspected of terrorist offences as a negotiating objective in the withdrawal negotiations with the European Union.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Didn’t vote
Jo Swinson (LibDem) For

9th May 2018 – Data Protection Bill — New Clause 4

Vote to require the Secretary of State to establish a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment which would include “privacy from commercial or personal intrusion”, and “a right for a data subject to own, curate, move, revise or review their identity as founded upon personal data”.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Didn’t vote

9th May 2018 – Data Protection Bill — New Clause 18

Voting on a new clause that would require the Secretary of State to establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into allegations of data protection breaches committed by or on behalf of national news publishers and other media organisations, as recommended by Lord Justice Leveson for Part two of his Inquiry.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Didn’t vote

8th May 2018 – Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Continuity of Nuclear Safeguarding Arrangements

Vote to REJECT safeguards if the UK & EU are unable to agree suitable arrangements with the European Atomic Energy Community by 1 March 2019 (the initial Brexit date).

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) Didn’t vote
Sajid Javid (Tory) For
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Didn’t vote

1st May 2018 – Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 13

A vote to require Companies House and Others to Identify Beneficial Owners of Companies on Formation, ensuring that the data on the public register of beneficial ownership for companies is accurate.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against
Jo Swinson (LibDem) For

1st May 2018 – Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 8

A vote proposing to create a public register of beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities outside of the UK that own or buy UK property, or bid for UK government contracts and for it to be introduced within 12 months and also for it to be made public.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against
Jo Swinson (LibDem) For

28th March 2018 – Police Officer Numbers

A vote to increase Police Officer numbers by 10,000 and to fulfil the full counter-terrorism policing requirements laid out by police chiefs for the year ahead.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Didn’t vote
Sajid Javid (Tory) Didn’t vote
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Didn’t vote

7th February 2018 – Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2018-19

Vote to set the police budget 1.7% lower for 2018-19 than it was set for 2017-18 (at £7,507,716,194, down from £7,509,016,194 in 2017-18).

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) For
Sajid Javid (Tory) For
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Against

24th February 2017 – Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women

MPs were voting for an annual report to Parliament on compliance with the Istanbul Convention and what measures have been taken to protect women against violence & discrimination and on measures to promote equality between women and men, to empower women; to protect and assist victims of violence and to provide support and assistance to organisations and law enforcement agencies so they can co-operate and adopt an integrated approach toward eliminating violence against women and domestic violence.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Didn’t vote
Sajid Javid (Tory) Didn’t vote

24th February 2017 – Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women Bill — Clause 1

MP’s were voting to ratify compliance with the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, Treaty no. 210 (the “Istanbul Convention”).

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Didn’t vote
Sajid Javid (Tory) Didn’t vote

8th February 2017 – Draft Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 – Fire Service Workers

Vote to approve a rise in the Strike Ballot Threshold for Fire & Rescue Service Workers to 40%. Strike action would only be legal if they achieve 40% support for it.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) For
Sajid Javid (Tory) For

8th February 2017 – Draft Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 – Border Security Workers

Vote to approve a rise in the Strike Ballot Threshold for Border Security Workers to 40%. Strike action would only be legal if they achieve 40% support for it.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) For
Sajid Javid (Tory) For

2nd November 2016 – Assaults on Police Officers — Police Numbers and Funding

A vote to accurately record assaults on police officers and to ensure police officer numbers and funding are not further reduced.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against

9th March 2016 – European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism

Vote to support the govt’s decision to reject a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism and instead to work directly with individual countries and supporting the idea that national security is a matter for individual nations rather than an issue that requires collaboration across EU nations.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) Against
Boris Johnson (Tory) Didn’t vote
Sajid Javid (Tory) Didn’t vote

24th February 2016 – Police Funding, Crime and Community Safety

A vote to support real-terms protection of the police budget.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against

4th November 2015 – Police funding settlement

A vote to support a funding settlement for the police that maintains frontline services and does not compromise public safety.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Boris Johnson (Tory) Against
Sajid Javid (Tory) Against

12th June 2013 – European Arrest Warrant

A vote in favour of the UK remaining part of the European Arrest Warrant system but seeking to improve its operation.

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour) For
Sajid Javid (Tory) Didn’t vote
Jo Swinson (LibDem) Against

Rather odd that hard line Remainer Swinson would vote against the UK remaining part of the European Arrest Warrant, don’t you think?

 

Koser Saeed