Joe Benton

MP, Bootle

Bootle Labour

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How Joe Benton voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Joe Benton occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: World War I: Anniversaries 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's publication, Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2013, published in June 2014, which method of stopping the fetal heart besides feticide is referred to in paragraph 2.25.
  • Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: World War I: Anniversaries 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health With reference to the findings of his Department’s Abortion Statistics 2013, published in June 2014, paragraph 2.4, that 81 per cent of abortions in that year were carried out for single women, if he will take steps to reduce the abortion rate by encouraging couples to stay together.
  • Written Answers — Health: Abortion 21 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women who underwent an abortion in 2013 had previously had an ectopic pregnancy.

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Labour MP for Bootle

Entered House of Commons on 8 November 1990 — unknown


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Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Health Services
  • Procurement
  • Transport (Bootle)
  • Bootle Schools
  • Deportation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (17 Jun 2013 to 5 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 14–15 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") 29 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.


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