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Labour MP for Rother Valley
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Kevin Barron voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Standards Committee (since 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Privileges Committee (since 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 27 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Trade and Industry, Treasury, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Education and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Obesity, NHS, Pharmacy, Mining-related Compensation Claims, Coalminers (Compensation)
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (38 out of 40)
- Mental Capacity Bill Committee (7 out of 12)
- Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Tributes to Nelson Mandela (9 Dec 2013)
“I do not wish to detain the House long, but I thought I ought to say a few words. In the 1960s, I, like many young men, saw the events in South Africa on television and in newspapers now and again and felt, as most people did, that that country was split on racial lines—indeed, other countries were split on racial lines as well. I did not really understand what was happening in South...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration: Romania and Bulgaria (2 Dec 2013)
“Three million Bulgarians have left their country to work in other countries over the last few years, because they have had the right to access 15 European countries. Is not a lot of the rhetoric that we have heard recently just scaremongering, following on from the disgraceful situation in the Eastleigh by-election? [Interruption.] I see a Member squinting; in that by-election, it was said...”
- Tuberculosis — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (27 Nov 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin) on applying for and securing the debate. We have heard some of the dreadful statistics on TB throughout the world, and I want to spend a few minutes looking in detail at the cost of treating TB when it has not been caught first time round. Last year, there were an estimated 450,000 cases of multi-drug-resistant TB. It is...”
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 671 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,909 (joint 364th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£14,188 (464th)||£12,160 (536th)||£13,036 (580th)||£11,393||£12,280 (573rd)||£18,796 (joint 213th with 3 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,157 (232nd)|
|Staffing costs||£85,346 (515th)||£98,254 (32nd)||£94,517 (26th)||£92,675||£79,320 (51st)||£69,898 (joint 182nd with 10 others)||£67,404 (joint 154th with 7 others)||£48,975 (217th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,714 (416th)||£8,724 (297th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,311 (367th)1||£9,577 (235th)2||£9,979 (215th)||£9,168||£13,012 (223rd)||£13,659 (187th)||£17,563 (87th)||£17,111 (37th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£408 (185th)||£274 (293rd)||£203 (324th)||£488||£485 (joint 281st with 1 other)||£1,500 (101st)||£353 (311th)||£1,016 (133rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£681 (167th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£472 (632nd)||£377 (549th)||£600 (joint 473rd with 3 others)||£424||£457 (joint 531st with 2 others)||£271 (604th)||£588 (joint 530th with 1 other)||£1,089 (298th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£565 (607th)||£1,285 (539th)||£1,200||£0||£140 (648th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,089 (joint 503rd with 1 other)||£973 (joint 454th with 10 others)||£978||£1,556 (561st)||£1,556 (545th)||£1,556 (520th)||£1,556 (442nd)|
|Total||£137,444 (484th)||£154,784 (187th)||£142,703 (221st)||£137,960||£128,012 (229th)||£126,153 (181st)||£125,420 (65th)||£102,813 (57th)|