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 very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Bob Ainsworth hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    The Ukrainian separatists have managed to acquire heavy weapons, armour, missile systems and, now, refrigerated trains. They are, beyond argument, an extension of the Kremlin’s power and policy. A gesture strategy simply will not do; we need economic disentanglement, we need effective sanctions and we need, in the face of this kind of regime, to re-examine our security policy, along...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Passports 17 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of customers using the passport check and send service had their passport application rejected due to (a) completing the application form incorrectly, (b) providing incorrect supporting documents and (c) providing the incorrect fee in the last period for which figures are available.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Passports 14 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of passport renewal applications have been upgraded from a standard application to the premium service in each of the last six months.

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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)
  • Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence (13 Jul 2007 to 10 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, Selection Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Accommodation and works Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • 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)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (26 Jan 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 26 Jan 2001)

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 95 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.42% 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.
  • 113 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Ainsworth’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 667 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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