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 moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Frank Dobson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • HS2 Funding Referendum Bill 23 Jan 2015

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  • HS2 Funding Referendum Bill 23 Jan 2015

    Lots of people pull into Euston, and they want to continue to do so without being interrupted for the next 15 years by the works on HS2. In relation to the impact on my constituency, surely the point is that although all the proposals in the Bill—which the House has apparently seriously considered—have been abandoned, the work around Euston has not. There are no proposals for the...
  • HS2 Funding Referendum Bill 23 Jan 2015

    The Euston arch could be rebuilt tomorrow. We do not need a huge engineering project to justify it. We could simply dig the stones out of the canal and rebuild the arch where it used to stand, and we could do that tomorrow.

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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 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 33 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 62.93% 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") 1632 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
6 August 2014, £75 paid to direct to local organisation by Populus, 10 Northborough Street, London EC1V 0AT, for completing an interview on 28 July 2014. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 26 August 2014)
Received £90 from the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GO, for an article. Hours: 10 minutes in editing a speech I made in the House of Commons. (Registered 4 December 2014)

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