Karen Buck

MP, Westminster North

Westminster North Labour

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How Karen Buck voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Karen Buck never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage 15 Oct 2014

    Does the hon. Lady not accept the fact that the number and proportion of people in low pay has increased since her party has been in government? It is all very well telling people to lift their horizons, but in fact the crisis of low pay has intensified over the past four and a half years.
  • Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage 15 Oct 2014

    By that same logic, does the hon. Lady think the cost of in-work benefits, which is soaring because of the rise in the payment of low wages and because of falling wages, is a burden on the taxpayer?
  • Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage 15 Oct 2014

    Three important pieces of news frame our debate on the minimum wage today. First, we heard the good news about the continuing fall in unemployment. Our politics, like those of most hon. Members, are motivated by wanting to see people in work, and any fall in unemployment is therefore extremely welcome. However, we also heard that the squeeze on incomes is continuing. Alongside that, we saw...

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Labour MP for Westminster North

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Regent's Park and Kensington North


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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)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (18 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, London Regional Select Committee (16 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, London Regional Select Committee (15 Dec 2009 to 16 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (18 Jul 2006 to 15 Dec 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (11 May 2005 to 28 Apr 2006)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 50 written questions in the last year — 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 69.28% 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 — 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") 420 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Westminster North Labour Party
(a) Address of donor: 4g Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Money raised at a constituency fundraising banquet which I hosted on 10 October 2013. The total raised was approx £6,000 which includes no individual registrable donations.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 28 October 2013)
(a) Name of donor: CH2M Hill
(a) Address of donor: Elms House, 43 Brook Green, London W6 7EF
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of young people’s jobs fair on 3 October 2013, to the value of £2,725
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 02533469
(a) (Registered 28 October 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 4 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: The GMB Union
(a) Address of donor: St James Business Park, 81 Linwood Road, Paisley, PA3 3BB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)

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