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 moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords 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

  • Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals 28 Jan 2015

    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?
  • Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals 28 Jan 2015

    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.
  • Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals 28 Jan 2015

    I welcome the debate and have no difficulty in supporting the motion moved by my right hon. and hon. Friends. I think the House is in danger of being a bit hard on itself. Some very good points have been made already. I have to say, as somebody who has been very interested in international development since I came to the House, I have heard debates that I have found much, much more disturbing...

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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 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 17 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 69.54% 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") 830 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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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