Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament
How Stuart Bell voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- 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 moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I am grateful for the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin). I will seek not to respond to what he said but, if possible, to build upon it. Like the Leader of the House, I have sat through debates on Lords abolition and reform for many a year. My hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) said yesterday that the Lords had far too many Members...
The Prime Minister has referred several times to the national interest. He also referred to the brief discussion on the ban on oil imports from Iran. Is not that ban an example of how the European Union acting in concert can assist the British national interest?
May I build on the question put by my right hon. Friend the former Chancellor of the Exchequer about the independence of LIBOR? The Chancellor has not referred to the British Bankers Association, which was involved in 1984 in putting the rate together. Is it appropriate to talk again to the association to see if we can get a true, independent LIBOR?
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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Trade and Industry
- Cleveland Constabulary
- Online Tax Return Services
- Cleveland Police Authority
- Crown Courts
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (4 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee For the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 4 Nov 2009)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Second Church Estates Commissioner (5 May 1997 to 11 May 2010)
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 51.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 694 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Apr 2012.
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23 January 2012, received commissioning fee of £1,000 for future articles from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: none. (Registered 30 January 2012)
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