How Tom Clarke voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Tom Clarke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Returning to the humanitarian issues that the Foreign Secretary raised, I acknowledge the work of DFID, the UN, the non-governmental organisations and the international community, but in the areas of Iraq and Syria under ISIL control, the response to the humanitarian crisis is dependent wholly on local organisations. What help can we give them?
Tempting though it is, I shall not rehearse the arguments we heard again and again during the referendum campaign. Instead, I shall address the issues arising out of the vote on 18 September, bearing it in mind that a clear majority of the people of Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom, but not ignoring the 45% who took a different view, some of them, I have to concede, in my own...
I absolutely agree. Let me say, as a former president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, that I would never have agreed to the freezing of council tax. It meant that council services were cut, and, during the referendum campaign, it was used against those who were in favour of supporting this United Kingdom and was cited as a reason for voting “yes”. I should have...
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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, Standards Committee
- Member, Privileges 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, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
- Minister of State (Film and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (3 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 25 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 69.10% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 814 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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