Martin Horwood is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for the Cheltenham constituency.
He was elected at the 2005 general elections, winning the seat after Nigel Jones's retirement.
Born in St.Paul’s, Cheltenham, in 1962, his parents lived first in St.Mark’s
and then in Leckhampton. He was adopted as parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham
following the decision by sitting MP Nigel Jones to stand down on health grounds. Martin is Liberal Democrat shadow minister for the environment.
Martin holds advice surgeries on Friday lunchtimes or evenings. Ring the office for an appointment. Tours of Parliament are also possible by arrangement.
IVF and the ‘need for a father and a mother’ - 20.5.2008
Amendment to strengthen laws to make IVF clinics consider the 'need for a father and a mother' before allowing women to begin fertility treatment
Amendment to outlaw 'saviour siblings' - 19.5.2008
Amendment against the relaxation of laws governing the circumstances in which children genetically matched to a sibling with a genetic disease can be generated by IVF
Amendment to outlaw hybrid embryos - 19.5.2008
Backbench amendment calling for a ban on all hybrid embryos
Freedom of information (amendment) - 18.5.2007
Votes on transparency of the Parliament.
Trident renewal - 14.3.2007
Proposal to maintain the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system.
Racial hatred (intent) - 31.1.2006
Government voted for motion to dismiss amendment saying only threatening behaviour should be criminlaised. Opposition and Labour rebels voted against.
Racial and religious hatred (intent) - 31.1.2006
Government voted for a motion to oppose Lords amendment that only threatening behaviour should be criminalised. Opposition and Labour rebels voted against.
Racial and religious hatred - 31.1.2006
Lords amendment favoured existing law. Government MPs voted for a motion to oppose the Lords, others against.
Terrorism bill - 9. 11. 2005
MPs voted on a government proposal to extend the maximum period for police detention
of a terrorist suspect without charge to 90 days. The government was defeated,
with 49 Labour MPs rebelling.
Terror bill 'intent' amendment - 2. 11. 2005
An amendment to the government's terror bill. Opposition and rebel MPs voted
for the amendment.
ID cards bill (3rd reading) - 18. 10. 2005
A government bill to introduce identity cards. 25 Labour MPs opposed the bill's
third reading, and others voted for opposition amendments.
ID cards bill (second reading) - 28. 6. 2005
MPs voted to give the ID cards bill a second reading, 20 Labour rebels voted
against the government.
He has spoken in 42 debates in the last year.
He has received answers to 127 written questions in the last year.
He has attended 70% of votes in parliament. All (apart from votes attendance) is above average among MPs.