Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament
How John Battle voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Having served for the past 10 years on the Select Committee on International Development, it is a proud moment for me to say a few words in support of the Bill, which has all-party support. I know that we are at the end of the Parliament and there is a rush to get things through, and I listened carefully to the probing amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Mr. Leigh), but...
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what research has been undertaken by his Department on the level of interest rates charged in the (a) legal and (b) illegal home credit market; and what the highest rate of interest charged was in each such case.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from (a) consumer bodies and (b) other organisations (i) in support of and (ii) against the introduction of a cap on charges in the home credit market; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Labour MP for Leeds West
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- International Development
- Home Department
- Social Fund
- Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services
- Waste Management
- Housing: Leeds
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (29 Sep 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (17 Oct 2006 to 27 Nov 2007)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, International Development Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Minister of State (Science, Energy and Industry), Department of Trade and Industry (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 215 written questions in the last year — well above 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 76.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 47 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 592 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)