Colin Burgon

Former MP, Elmet

Elmet Labour

A selection of Colin Burgon's votes

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  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Elmet

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Health
  • Cuba
  • Forensic Science Service
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Seasonal Fruit Pickers

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 14 Jun 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Colin Burgon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2008: MP did not accept messages via WriteToThem.
  • Has voted in 75.62% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 37 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 68 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
29 April-6 May 2009, to Cuba with the construction workers' union UCATT, to meet with Cuban trade unionists, government representatives and representatives of civil society, and to visit education and health projects. The visit was paid for by trade union solicitors OH Parsons and Partners. (Registered 29 May 2009)

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