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Former Labour MP for Walsall South
- Entered Parliament on 28 February 1974 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 7,946 votes. — 236th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bruce George voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — International Development: Rwanda: Politics and Government (22 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1416W, on Rwanda: politics and government, what representations his Department has made to ensure that full political rights, within the framework of Rwandan law, are upheld.”
- Written Answers — International Development: Rwanda: Politics and Government (5 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress has been made on issues covered by point B.10 of the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and the Government of Rwanda, with particular reference to the registration of opposition parties in advance of presidential elections in August 2010.”
- Public Bill Committee: Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill: Clause 7 (10 Feb 2010)
“It is possible if one has not sought to take a serious view of this Bill to think that it is pretty manageable and pretty understandable. It is all about stopping those under 18 going into salons. But the more one reads about this area of policy, the more one realises how complicated it is. Therefore a public health officer who has not dealt with this issue before will not be able to meet the...”
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 12 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 69.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
- 55 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 466 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£8,762 (530th)||£15,940 (479th)||£16,866 (466th)||£13,983||£18,979 (360th)||£15,986 (438th)||£17,897 (439th)||£16,825 (98th)|
|Office running costs||£12,558 (518th)||£12,448 (527th)||£15,286 (551st)||£16,997||£17,289 (395th)||£18,003 (460th)||£17,999 (369th)||£11,980 (465th)|
|Staffing costs||£94,779 (340th)||£90,450 (198th)||£84,389 (318th)||£85,798||£69,324 (402nd)||£67,506 (357th)||£61,499 (471st)||£50,807 (149th)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,273 (523rd)||£259 (596th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,417 (424th)1||£5,944 (400th)2||£5,655 (421st)||£5,353||£7,945 (425th)||£6,741 (454th)||£8,573 (392nd)||£6,523 (395th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£301 (240th)||£540 (joint 195th with 1 other)||£465 (230th)||£239||£283 (331st)||£190 (joint 368th with 3 others)||£218 (368th)||£716 (184th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,440 (joint 81st with 2 others)||£1,440 (94th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,143 (602nd)||£439 (526th)||£861 (332nd)||£728||£256 (613th)||£1,001 (250th)||£633 (503rd)||£950 (352nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,052 (558th)||£2,241 (375th)||£2,962||£855 (590th)||£3,839 (joint 178th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,389 (75th)||£1,006 (joint 416th with 5 others)||£0||£1,667 (524th)||£1,368 (603rd)||£1,368 (584th)||£1,368 (511th)|
|Total||£127,672 (558th)||£129,901 (532nd)||£126,769 (498th)||£126,060||£116,598 (468th)||£114,634 (427th)||£108,187 (438th)||£89,169 (314th)|