Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Frank Dobson voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
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Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Foundation Hospitals
- NHS Direct
- High Speed 2 Railway Line
- IT Contracts
- Departmental Manpower
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 5 Feb 2008)
- Secretary of State, Department of Health (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 1594 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)