The House of Commons has ranked Michael Fabricant in the top 7% of participants in Parliamentary votes making him one of the most active MPs in Parliament.
“The voting record of MPs is an indicator of their work in Parliament though some MPs will be unable to vote for health reasons, or because they are away on official visits for House business, or for other reasons” says Michael. “Nevertheless, I was pleased to see from data published by the House of Commons Library that I was in the top seven per cent for voting in the 2022/2023 session.
“I participated in 91.2% of all votes compared to an average voting record for all MPs of just 69%. In other words, out of 650 MPs, 604 voted fewer times than me in the 22-23 Parliamentary Session.
“Sometimes I deliberately abstain from votes along with other MPs for tactical reasons usually connected with motions not put down by the Government and/or for those which cannot become law in any event. My most recent abstention was on the Boris Johnson motion where I agreed in general with the Committees findings, but not with the harshness of their ‘sentence’ which I thought was particularly vindictive.
Michael is in the top 3% amongst West Midlands MPs.
“I am also one of the most active MPs in Parliament for speaking in the Chamber” Michael adds.