Joe Benton

Former MP, Bootle

Bootle Labour

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How Joe Benton voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Joe Benton occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Former Labour MP for Bootle

Entered House of Commons on 8 November 1990 — unknown

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election


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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 Jun 2001)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (17 Jun 2013 to 5 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (30 Jul 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 14 Jun 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 14 Jun 1999)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Energy Committee (14 Nov 1991 to 16 Mar 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — 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 49.15% 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.
  • 136 people are tracking this MP
  • 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: 9 Mar 2015.


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