Frank Dobson

MP, Holborn and St Pancras

Holborn and St Pancras Labour

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How Frank Dobson voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Frank Dobson occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill 9 Sep 2014

    But the point—I have clearly failed to make it—is that that area is to the west of the station, but there will now be similar problems to the east of the station.
  • Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill 9 Sep 2014

    David Higgins is apparently incapable of distinguishing between the land around the stations. The redevelopment at King’s Cross took place on useless, empty, brownfield railway land; the land on both sides of Euston station is not brownfield land to be rescued by some Australian missionary, but a place where people live, go about their business and send their children to school, and...
  • Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill 9 Sep 2014

    The debate this afternoon strikes me as rather strange, as we are being asked to give the existing Select Committee power to consider amendments that we have not seen, which is fairly unusual in the House of Commons. If we are asked to agree to some amendment, we have usually had the opportunity to read and digest them and possibly to consult other people about them. The environmental...

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Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Camden Holborn and St Pancras South

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foundation Hospitals
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • NHS Direct
  • 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 22 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 62.92% 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") 1611 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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