Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Tom Clarke voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I apologise to my right hon. Friend for the number of interventions, but he is so well informed. A few moments ago, he referred to the protection of the highlands and islands of Scotland. Will he offer advice to me and perhaps to the people of Scotland as to what might happen in the event of Scotland voting for independence?
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) for what reasons his Department has not made a full assessment of how many individuals have been removed from fuel poverty as a result of the Energy Companies Obligation; (2) how his Department will measure the effectiveness of the Energy Companies Obligation alleviations fuel poverty.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to help resolve the ongoing conflict in South Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
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Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- International Development
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Housing Benefit
- Work Programme
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 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 79 written questions in the last year — above 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 67.74% 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 19–20 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") 802 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)