Does your MP support ID cards?

NO2ID BirminghamThe Identity Cards Bill was given its first reading in May 2004. Between its second reading in December 2004 and May 2008, your MP has had 23 opportunities to vote on it. The Bill became law in 2006.

Listed below is a record of how Birmingham MPs, along with those in some nearby areas, voted. The percentage column shows your MP’s opposition to the ID card scheme (with 100% showing total opposition).

Interestingly, we not only had former Home Office Minister Liam Byrne in Birmingham, but also then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s constituency in nearby Redditch.

Constituency

MP

Party

Against

For

Absent

Against ID %*

Edgbaston Gisela Stuart Lab 1 15 7 15.7
Erdington Siôn Simon Lab 0 19 4 7.5
Hall Green Stephen McCabe Lab 1 21 1 7.3
Hodge Hill Liam Byrne Lab 1 22 0 7
Ladywood Clare Short Ind. Lab. 13 1 9 73.6
Northfield Richard Burden Lab 1 22 0 7
Perry Barr Khalid Mahmood Lab 1 22 0 7
Selly Oak Lynne Jones Lab 12 0 11 73.6
Sparkbrook & Small Heath Roger Godsiff Lab 0 18 5 11.1
Yardley John Hemming Lib. Dem. 8 0 5 88.6
Solihull Lorely Burt Lib. Dem. 13 0 0 100
Sutton Coldfield Andrew Mitchell Con 11 0 12 83.3
Warley John Spellar Lab 13 0 10 12.5
Redditch Jacqui Smith Lab 1 16 6 11.9

Source: The Public Whip
* weighted according to Policy Agreement Ratio – see MPs’ individual links