Michael Connarty

MP, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

Linlithgow and East Falkirk Labour

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How Michael Connarty voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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
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Michael Connarty occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Personal Independence Payments 28 Oct 2014

    The Minister must accept that if housing benefit is not backdated, people can be left with a substantial debt, even if they get PIP on appeal.
  • Personal Independence Payments 28 Oct 2014

    I will do what the Minister suggests. After the debate, I will be meeting the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, the right hon. Member for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale (David Mundell), about that very point.
  • Personal Independence Payments 28 Oct 2014

    I have experience in my constituency, as I am sure my right hon. Friend does in his, of people winning an appeal after a considerable amount of time. The person will receive their PIP allowance some six months after, but their housing benefit is not backdated to the point at which they lost their disability allowance. When the benefit is lost, the person also loses their passport to housing...

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Labour MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Falkirk East

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • International Development
  • Human Trafficking
  • Broadband
  • Iraq
  • Call Centres
  • Haemophilia

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (3 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, European Scrutiny Committee (19 Oct 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (29 Jun 2005 to 19 Oct 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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 11 written questions in the last year — below 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 58.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 681 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Results UK
Address of donor: Second Floor, 31-33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, etc, totalling £1,410
Destination of visit: Cambodia
Date of visit: 15-21 February 2014
Purpose of visit: Participation in a delegation to study the impact of key Global Fund and UK funded health initiatives.
(Registered 9 April 2014)

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