Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Poplar and Canning Town
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Communities and Local Government
- Home Department
- Roads: Safety
- Roads: Accidents
- Dangerous Dogs
- Rescue Services
- Driving: Eyesight
Currently held offices
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
- Member, Transport Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (8 Oct 2010 to 29 Aug 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (Minister for Food, Farming and Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming and the Environment) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (28 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (London), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (9 Jan 2006 to 8 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (11 May 2005 to 9 Jan 2006)
- Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (London) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- Member, Selection Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Committee of Selection (18 Jun 2003 to 27 Sep 2005)
- Government Whip (technically Vice Chamberlain, HM Household) (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
- Vice-Chamberlain (HM Household) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (14 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
- Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (12 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 88 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 77.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 39 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
- 143 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Fitzpatrick’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 553 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.
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April 2014, £75 for April 2014 parliamentary panel survey. Hours: approx. 1 hr. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 18 June 2014)
October 2014, £75 for July 2014 parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 13 October 2014)
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June 2014, £80 for online survey. Hours: approx. 1 hr. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 18 June 2014)
Member of Public Policy Committee of the RAC Foundation
, 89-91 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS; unremunerated. (Registered 8 February 2013)
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