Tom Clarke

MP, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill Labour

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How Tom Clarke voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Tom Clarke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    Does my right hon. Friend recall that, fairly recently, this House and the international community were condemned for tolerating genocide in Rwanda and then for tolerating genocide in Sudan? Given the evidence today of genocide, particularly against the Kurds in Iraq, it is no wonder that the British people are in support not just of him but of the motion before the House.
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is the custom of this House when a Member intends to mention another Member that they give notice. May I ask you, Madam Deputy Speaker, whether the hon. Gentleman has given such notice to my right hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr Brown)?
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I think that the House should calm down and examine exactly what the right hon. Gentleman is saying; it is factual. Judith Hart believed in the dispersal of civil service jobs. She headed what was then the Department for Overseas Development. East Kilbride became the headquarters for the United Kingdom, working in tandem with Victoria. It stands to reason that if Scotland is foolish...

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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
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Housing Benefit
  • Remploy
  • Hepatitis
  • Mali
  • 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 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 28 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 69.02% 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") 812 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

11. Miscellaneous
Associated Newspapers, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT paid £15,000 to settle an action which I brought for defamation. (Registered 10 June 2014)

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