How Frank Dobson voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Frank Dobson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I support the motion, because I think it is about time that the rich paid a fairer share of income tax. They have been getting away with 40%, 40p in the pound, for far too long—[Interruption]—since 1988-89. Let me point out to Government Members, who usually rant on about the wonders of the Thatcher Government, that the top rate of income tax came down to 40p only after Mrs...
No, I will not, because others wish to speak. Let me make it clear that the Labour Government did not bring down the top rate of income tax to benefit the richest and at the same time freeze the pay of nurses, freeze the pay of doctors and freeze the pay of teachers, while at the same time the bankers got their bonuses. At HSBC, which lost £27 billion in the credit crash, Barclays, which...
No, as I shall finish shortly. None of these people would have any difficulty finding an extra 5p or even 10p in the pound on their income tax.
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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
- 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 21 written questions in the last year — 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 62.83% 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") 1619 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.
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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)
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