Karen Buck

MP, Westminster North

Westminster North Labour

A selection of Karen Buck's votes

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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • 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 elections Details
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details

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Karen Buck

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 19 Mar 2015

    As a former political child star, I am sure the Leader of the House will join me in wanting today’s young people to grow up informed and active participants in the political process. Will he find time for a debate on how we might do more to encourage young people to become involved? Pending that, will he join me in endorsing today’s BBC school report news day, which has involved...
  • Energy and Climate Change: Low-carbon Energy Sources 19 Mar 2015

    What recent assessment he has made of trends in levels of investment in low-carbon energy sources.
  • Energy and Climate Change: Low-carbon Energy Sources 19 Mar 2015

    When the Government cut the feed-in tariff for solar, we were promised a scheme that would “serve the many, not the few”. Will the Minister help us to understand why the number of households getting solar halved between 2012 and 2014?

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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)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 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.
  • 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 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 181 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Karen Buck’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 425 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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: 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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