How Michael Connarty voted since 2001
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- Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
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Michael Connarty occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I can see why there might be very serious offences that were not thought of by the Joint Committee, and clearly some of those offences should be included. Paragraph 7 of schedule 3 is a catch-all that includes section 38 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, which covers assault with intent to resist arrest. That is a standard reason for the police arresting anyone whom they want to...
People who are charged with aiding and abetting in a group offence are mentioned under paragraph 8(3) of schedule 2, which says that “where the offence (or one of the offences) which the person in question intends or believes would be committed”. That is often attached to people who did not the commit the crime but were seen driving the car or were in the café when they...
If someone is not locked in a house—they are an adult who is not supervised or overlooked and they have the ability to walk away—the arguments are very strong that that person had a reasonable alternative to staying in that house. My worry is that it would take a long process, and it is clearly one that has not worked, to keep that person out of jail on this basis.
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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
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- International Development
- Human Trafficking
- Call Centres
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 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 14 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 58.93% 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") 676 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: PO Box
4, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 6QG
Amount of donation (or estimate of probable value): BASF paid directly for flights with a value of £415.65, accommodation with a value of £110.97 and hospitality, transfers and other incidentals with a value of £314.97; total £841.59
Destination of visit: BASF Chemical complex, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Date of visit: 23-24 July 2013
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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