Karen Buck

Westminster North Labour

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How Karen Buck voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails

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Karen Buck never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 16 May 2014

    Permitted Development (Basements) Bill - Second reading – Karen Buck. Legislation
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Youth Services 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) if he will rank each English local authority by the (a) percentage and (b) actual change in (i) total and (ii) per capita expenditure on all provisions for young people since 2010; (2) how much each local authority in England reported as its (a) budgeted and (b) outturn expenditure on all youth work and provision of activities for young people...
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation: Greater London 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of London households in temporary accommodation were in (a) private sector leased properties, (b) hotels, (c) bed and breakfast, (d) local authority registered social landlord property and (e) other accommodation (i) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (ii) at 31 March 2010.

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Labour MP for Westminster 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 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 62 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 68.55% 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") 410 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Sir Joseph Hotung Programme
Address of donor: School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  travel costs, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £1,105
Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel
Date of visit: 5-9 April 2013
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding delegation organised by Council for Arab-British Understanding
(Registered 15 April 2013)

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