Paul Burstow

Former MP, Sutton and Cheam

Sutton and Cheam Liberal Democrat

A selection of Paul Burstow's votes

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  • Almost always voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Sutton and Cheam

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Criminal Records Bureau
  • Care Homes
  • Dentistry
  • Correspondence
  • Parliamentary Questions

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (1 Nov 2012 to 5 Jun 2013)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (28 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (3 Aug 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (2 May 2006 to 26 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (24 Apr 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Health Committee (23 Jun 2003 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 115 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 129 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 783 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for speaking at Westminster Explained events, Dods, 21 Dartmouth Street, Westminster London SW1H 9BP. All fees donated to Sutton Liberal Democrats:
March 2013, payment of £150. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
June 2013, payment of £150. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
March 2014, payment of £150. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
Payments for completing opinion surveys from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees donated to Sutton Liberal Democrats:
March 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
May 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
August 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
November 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
January 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
March 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
May 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 May 2014)
June 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 3 June 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys. All fees donated to Sutton Liberal Democrats:
September 2013, payment of £200. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
January 2014, payment of £200. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
Payment from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT. All fees donated to Sutton Liberal Democrats:
November 2013, payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 2014)
December 2013, payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 April 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: Smith and Byford Ltd
(a) Address of donor: St George’s House, Station Approach, Cheam SM2 7AT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01074356
(a) (Registered 1 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Hydefall Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Second Floor West, Ivy House, Ivy Terrace, Eastbourne BN21 4QT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: company, registration 0976511
(a) (Registered 18 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: G M Rayappu
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Smith and Byford Ltd
(a) Address of donor: St. George’s House, Station Approach, Cheam SM2 7AT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01074356
(a) (Registered 13 March 2015)
8. Land and Property
I own a 25% share of house in Sutton, lived in by my mother.

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