Paul Burstow

MP, Sutton and Cheam

Sutton and Cheam Liberal Democrat

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How Paul Burstow voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Paul Burstow hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Oral Hormone Pregnancy Tests 23 Oct 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) on securing this Back-Bench business debate, which is a great example of such debates being used purposefully to pursue a passionate commitment of a Back Bencher. I also congratulate all the hon. Members who have applied for this debate and participated in it on the basis of constituency experience. What has emerged...
  • Royal Assent: Five Year Forward View 23 Oct 2014

    This is an important report, which must not turn into another political football. We should focus on what it says and make that the basis for a real debate about our NHS. There are 23 references in this report to mental health. Parity of esteem is an established idea, but it has not yet been incorporated into NHS practice, so we still have further to go. Does the Secretary of State agree that...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit 9 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the recorded primary medical condition of incapacity benefits reassessment claimants, where the outcome of the assessment was Fit for Work, were in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Sutton and Cheam

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — 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 (29 Jan 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 May 2006 to 20 Aug 2008)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (26 Apr 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chief Whip (23 Mar 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • London, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Health Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 26 Apr 2006)
  • Member, Health Committee (12 Oct 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Health Committee (to 8 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Health (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 78 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 75.54% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 757 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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: Paul Burstow Business Networking Club
(a) Address of donor: 234 Gander Green Lane, Sutton SM3 9QF
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,549.45
(a) Donor status: members’ association
(a) (Registered 30 January 2014)
8. Land and Property
I own a 25% share of house in Sutton, lived in by my mother.

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