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 a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Frank Dobson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies 25 Feb 2015

    Everybody has been amused by the points that the right hon. Gentleman has been making, quite rightly, but I do not think the public will be particularly amused. The public’s real concern is not about people with a continuing interest; it is about people who become Members of Parliament and then obtain directorships and consultancies, who are perceived as being in something like a system...

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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)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Feb 2008)
  • The Secretary of State for Health (3 May 1997 to 10 Oct 1999)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Health (3 May 1997 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (21 Jun 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jul 1993 to 21 Jun 1994)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (11 Apr 1992 to 1 Jul 1993)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1 Jul 1989 to 11 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Privileges (22 Nov 1988 to 14 Nov 1989)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) (17 Jun 1987 to 9 Nov 1989)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Computer Sub-Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 9 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House (17 Jun 1987 to 9 Nov 1989)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (12 Jun 1987 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 1983 to 1 Jun 1987)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1981 to 1 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Environment (3 May 1979 to 24 May 1982)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 35 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.72% 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.
  • 223 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Frank Dobson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1642 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 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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