Frank Doran

Former MP, Aberdeen North

Aberdeen North Labour

A selection of Frank Doran's votes

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  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley). We served together on the House of Commons Commission for a number of years and learned a lot about each other. I was first elected in 1987. I have to say it was an accident, because I did not expect to win. I took a Conservative seat that had only ever once been won by my party, when Donald Dewar won it...
  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman; I now have a minute left. The other Committee I have taken an interest in, was a member of and became Chair of was your works of art committee, Mr Speaker. I am proud of and have enjoyed the work I have done on that committee. However, probably the most enjoyable experience of my life—sitting next to my wife, I think this is saying quite a lot—was...
  • North Sea Oil and Gas (Employment) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 20 Jan 2015

    The Minister is apologising for the absence of his right hon. Friend; I should have noted the absence of my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen South (Dame Anne Begg), who is with my right hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Mr Murphy) in Aberdeen, but would otherwise have been here.

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Former Labour MP for Aberdeen North

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Aberdeen Central; Aberdeen South


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Topics of interest

  • House of Commons Commission
  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • Mesothelioma: Drugs
  • September Sittings
  • Helicopters: Safety
  • Members: Allowances

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Administration Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 46 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 273 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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