Bob Ainsworth

MP, Coventry North East

Coventry North East Labour

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How Bob Ainsworth voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Bob Ainsworth hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Mental Health Services 5 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the progress made by local government in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England to sign up to the principles of the Crisis Care Concordat.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report 17 Dec 2014

    I commissioned this report only after the Department was very heavily criticised in the courts for having failed properly to investigate the allegations that were being made. I believed then, as I believe now, that the main reason for that failure was not a lack of will on our part, but a refusal to co-operate with an inquiry by the representatives of the Iraqis, public interest lawyers and...
  • business of the house (today): Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) 15 Dec 2014

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is rather difficult for people like him, me and the Secretary of State, who do not need to maintain a level of fitness in order to earn our income, to understand the very real fear among firefighters? This issue has not been put up by the Fire Brigades Union; firefighters really do fear that they are not going to be able to cope with the inevitable...

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Labour MP for Coventry North East

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Drugs: Misuse
  • Social Security Benefits: Appeals
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Drugs: Rehabilitation
  • Trident

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 20 May 2013)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence (13 Jul 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Selection Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 12 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Selection Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Accommodation and works Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (18 Jun 2003 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (18 Jun 2003 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of HM Household (13 Jun 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Deputy Chief Whip (technically Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household) (13 Jun 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (26 Jan 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (25 Jan 2001 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 May 1997 to 24 Jan 2001)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 26 Jan 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Environment (13 Dec 1993 to 13 Jun 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 61 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 669 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.


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