Karen Buck

MP, Westminster North

Westminster North Labour

Karen Buck’s voting in Parliament

Karen Buck is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Karen Buck sometimes differs from their party collegues, such as:

  • Karen Buck generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Karen Buck generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Karen Buck generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Karen Buck’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Karen Buck’s full vote analysis page for more.

Karen Buck never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Obesity: Children 22 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children was classified as obese in each local authority area in (a) 2009 and (b) 2014.
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation 21 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of local authority temporary accommodation that was procured on a nightly booked basis in (a) England and (b) London in each of the last three years.
  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill 20 Jul 2015

    Returning to my right hon. Friend’s commitment to amend unfairnesses in the Bill, will he confirm that one of his amendments might tackle the obscenity of a woman who has been raped having to prove to the Department for Work and Pensions that she has been raped in order to be able to claim tax credits in future?

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Labour MP for Westminster North

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Regent's Park and Kensington North

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Housing Benefit
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Homelessness
  • Housing

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2011 to 16 Apr 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
  • Chair, London Regional Select Committee (15 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, London Regional Select Committee (14 Dec 2009 to 15 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (2 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2006 to 14 Dec 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 16 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (3 Dec 1998 to 5 Nov 2001)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 17 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 71.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 177 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 430 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jul 2015.

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