How Tom Clarke voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Tom Clarke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Given the powers that the Scottish Government already have, has the Secretary of State ever received an apology from them for their failure to spend £34 million on disabled children and their families and instead using it for the gimmick of keeping council tax static?
Given the discussions about whether there ought to be debates on this, does my hon. Friend agree that it is vital that we have a debate before the Paris conference in order to give strength to our representations?
The right hon. Gentleman knows that I supported his Bill all the way. If I may say so, he seems unusually proactive this afternoon, but perhaps if he calms down he will acknowledge that the fact that some people—albeit a minority—tried to talk out his Bill on Third Reading shows that there is a case for more development education, starting in this House.
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Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Entered House of Commons on 24 June 1982 — unknown
Also represented Coatbridge and Chryston; Monklands West; Coatbridge and Airdrie
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Housing Benefit
- Work Programme
Currently held offices
- Member, Privileges Committee
- Member, Standards Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Member, Standards and Privileges (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (5 Feb 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (4 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
- Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (15 Jan 2004 to 27 May 2004)
- Minister of State (Department of National Heritage/Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Minister of State (Film and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (3 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Shadow Cabinet Minister for Disabled Peoples' Rights (1 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (1 Jul 1993 to 22 Jul 1994)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 Apr 1992 to 1 Jul 1993)
- Member, Health Committee (31 Oct 1991 to 16 Mar 1992)
- Shadow Minister (Disability) (12 Jun 1987 to 9 Apr 1992)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (17 Dec 1982 to 19 Mar 1987)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 69 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Clarke’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 830 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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