How Karen Buck voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
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Karen Buck never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Hon. Members and local authorities across the country have expressed concern about the shortage of school places. Why, then, does the Minister think that Westminster city council had 235 empty primary school places this summer and has suffered a 16% drop in applications for primary schools since 2011?
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.
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?
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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
- Housing Benefit
- Social Rented Housing
- Social Security Benefits
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 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 43 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 69.06% 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.
- 171 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
- 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: 10 Nov 2014.
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
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(a) Donor status: trade union
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