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 raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Bob Ainsworth hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Reserve Recruitment 17 Nov 2014

    Those of us who, in principle, support what the Minister is trying to achieve have always warned about the potential for over-optimism, and about the resistance and about the need to drive this in. None of this appears to be working at the speed that was envisaged. The Government really have to accept that there is a bigger gap in capability than they have hitherto acknowledged, and that the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pay 10 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will make a comparative assessment of the rates of pay of (a) agency supply teachers and (b) teachers employed in schools under the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions document.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Supply Teachers 10 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will estimate the average (a) daily and (b) weekly cost to a school of employing a supply teacher (i) through a supply teacher agency, (ii) through a local authority supply pool and (iii) directly by the school.

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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 89 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 65.91% 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") 669 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.


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