Local MP Has a 99.6% Record – The Best in Ottawa
HOLLAND LANDING, ONTARIO — Since the 2011 federal election, York-Simcoe Member of Parliament Peter Van Loan led all parliamentarians with a near-perfect 99.6% voting record. He voted in 1222 out of 1227 standing votes in the House of Commons, the best of any MP.
“I believe that working hard in the House of Commons, as well as in the community, is my job. York-Simcoe residents can be confident I am working hard to deliver results for them,” Van Loan said.
The votes took place between June 2, 2011 and June 18, 2015. By way of comparison, the average of all MPs was participation in 88.2% of votes, or 1082 of 1227 votes.
Conservative MPs have a higher-than-average voting record of 91%. Conservative MPs make up 48 of the top-ranked 50 MPs for House of Commons vote attendance.
Opposition parties placed lower than the average, with NDP MPs averaging 87.2% of votes and Liberal MPs attending an average of 83.8% of votes.
Van Loan’s hard work in Ottawa has been in addition to strong community involvement. He has consistently attended over 400 community events in the riding every year.
At the same time, Van Loan has kept his MP costs low – with almost 80% of MPs spending more than him.