Karen Buck

MP, Westminster North

Westminster North Labour

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How Karen Buck voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Karen Buck never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Gaza 14 Jul 2014

    With half of the population in Gaza aged under 18 locked in an open prison in one of the most densely urban concentrations in the world, there was never any prospect that children would not be the disproportionate victims of this military action. Now we see tens of thousands of homes without electricity and a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation. What urgent representations can...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Postal Services 26 Jun 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the proportion of UK addresses end-to-end postal delivery companies would need to cover before there is a threat to the financial sustainability of the universal service.
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Postal Services 26 Jun 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the time it would take for Ofcom to undertake a review of the effects of end-to-end competition on the universal service.

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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 61 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 69.08% 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.
  • 165 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 416 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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