If you were offered a new kind of medicine, you might look at the ingredients and side effects before you swallow it. Before you agree to share a long journey with someone you would make sure you were likely to be compatible. Do you take as much care over your choice of MP?

There is a very useful web site called They Work For You that tells you how they voted on a range of issues. Let’s take a look at a few recent samples. Tim Loughton (Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham) has recently voted against:

*steps to make sure leaving the EU does not remove or reduce any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment

*retaining a Charter of Fundamental Right when we leave

*allowing local council  to decide for themselves whether benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced when victims of domestic abuse re offered secure tenancies

In the past, he has generally voted against

*spending money to create jobs for young people

*raising benefits in line with prices and paying more for people with illness or disabilities

*helping those in need with council tax

*bankers bonus tax and mansion tax

*restricting private treatment in the NHS

*laws to promote equality and human rights (he voted against gay marriage then turned up at Worthing Pride to prance about in face paint for a photo opp)

smoking ban

hunting ban

raisiing benefits in line with prices and paying more for people with illness or disabilities

helping those in need with council tax

bankers bonus tax and mansion tax

restricting private treatment in the NHS

allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life

He has voted for

*military action in Iraq

*reducing housing benefit for people with “too many bedroom”

*increasing VAT

*restricting Trade Unions,

*reducing capital gains tax and corporation tax.

Famous quotation:

I spend up to an hour in the bath every morning, just thinking about things. One of the greatest causes of stress in the world was the invention of the shower.

Well known for:

claiming £193,589 in expenses, including £25,854 in accommodation costs.

Does all this represent your values? Do they sound like choices to secure your future security and prosperity? lf you are still not sure not sure, you can get more details here

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/10371/tim_loughton/east_worthing_and_shoreham/votes

If it sounds like bad medicine and the wrong choice of company, maybe you should take a look at Labour’s alternative.

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