A selection of Tom Clarke's votes
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Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
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Tom Clarke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
You will recall, Mr Speaker, that on many occasions I have raised the case of John Prior, who is from Moodiesburn in my constituency. He was infected in the ’70s and his files have been lost. To put it bluntly, he is devastated; he says that the report offers him nothing. He regards the £25 million on offer from the Prime Minister as peanuts—not even sufficient for Scotland....
Will the right hon. Gentleman take this opportunity to thank those civil servants—mainly trade unionists—who have had to implement Government policies, particularly in the Department for Work and Pensions, such as referring people to food banks? Perhaps against their own judgment, they have had to implement austerity, which has done great damage to the people of this country.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that local authorities should be required to provide appropriate support where it is identified through an official safeguarding inquiry that further support is needed to protect a person from the risk of abuse or neglect.
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Former Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Entered House of Commons on 24 June 1982 — unknown
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
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
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Privileges Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Standards Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (4 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- 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)
- 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 38 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 68.60% 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.
- 62 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 832 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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