Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Bob Ainsworth voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated to each ambulance trust in England in each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) measures and (b) indicators his Department uses to assess the performance levels of ambulance trusts in England; (2) what assessment he has made of trends in call volume handled by each ambulance trust in England in each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households have registered in each collective switching scheme supported by the Cheaper Energy Together fund; and how many such households have switched energy suppliers.
More of Bob Ainsworth's recent appearances
Labour MP for Coventry North East
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Drugs: Misuse
- Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
- Drugs: Rehabilitation
- Social Security Benefits: Appeals
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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 78 written questions in the last year — 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 65.62% 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") 664 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
5 April 2013, received payment of £525 from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys in May 2012, June 2012, September 2012, October-November 2012, November-December 2012, January 2013 and February 2013. Hours: about 6 hrs in total. (Registered 18 April 2013)
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