…Boris v. Hunt (how did they vote?)

Through the awesome power of They Work For You, I have made this handy table, to compare Boris’ and Hunt’s voting records…let’s see if there’s any differences…

The Votes

As Boris was Mayor of London from 2008 – 2016, he wouldn’t have voted during that time… so for anything saying ‘no vote’ rather than ‘absent’, that’s why.

VoteBorisHunt
Same sex marriage (2013)No voteFor
Same sex marriage in the armed forces
living outside of the UK (2014)
No voteFor
Smoking ban in public houses
and private members clubs (2010)
No voteAbsent
Repealing the 1998 Human Rights Bill (2016)No voteFor
Retaining the EU Charter
of Fundamental Rights (2018)
AgainstAgainst
Assisted dying (2015)AgainstAgainst
Raise of tuition fees to £9,000 per year (2010)No vote*For
Scrapping the EMA
(Education Maintenance Allowance) (2011)
No voteFor
Vote to turn all primary and secondary schools
into academies (2016)
ForFor
Renewing Trident (2015)ForFor
Bedroom Tax (2014) No voteFor
Mansion Tax (2013)No voteAgainst
Reduction of corporation tax (2016)ForFor
Lowering the voting age to 16 (2015)AgainstAgainst
Vote to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within
six months of June 2016 (2016)
AgainstAgainst
Keeping information on people’s internet usage (2016)ForFor
Inquiry into the Iraq war (2003)ForNo vote+

*Although not an MP at the time, Boris had previously voted against increasing fees.

+Hunt wasn’t an MP yet, but he did vote for further investigations in 2006.

Thoughts

Generally, when both are present, Hunt and Boris vote the same way. However, here are some observations:

  1. I find it a little disconcerting that our PM could be someone who we don’t know how they’d vote on certain issues such as same sex marriage or human rights.
  2. Then again, Hunt voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Bill, so there’s that.
  3. They both voted against environmental issues, which is a HOT topic right now.
  4. As something that is near my heart, turning all schools into academies is a bad and frankly selfish idea. So they can both burn for that one.
  5. Hunt voted FOR bedroom tax and AGAINST mansion tax. So however much we might not want Boris, but let’s all remember that Hunt isn’t exactly better.
  6. They both voted for Trident, but against assisted dying…

So basically, there’s no good here. How depressing.

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