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Former Labour MP for Plymouth, Sutton
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 4,109 votes. — 457th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Linda Gilroy voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Apr 2010) has video
“Plymouth has had some of the most significant new health investment under Labour-the first new dental hospital for 50 years and the first new medical hospital for 25 years. What plans does the Prime Minister have to protect the progress that has been made and the way in which waiting lists have plummeted?”
- Written Answers — Defence: Weapons: Transport (7 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the (a) transport cost in respect of and (b) carbon emissions arising from (i) the arrangements for supply of armaments under his Department's pilot scheme and (ii) the transition to direct delivery of such armaments.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Afghanistan (6 Apr 2010) has video
“What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the coalition in achieving the UK's foreign policy objectives in Afghanistan.”
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- Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 77.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 60 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 304 times in debates — 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||£18,875 (332nd)||£20,283 (379th)||£21,938 (270th)||£21,634||£16,007 (463rd)||£15,930 (442nd)||£15,090 (519th)||£13,903 (448th)|
|Office running costs||£26,213 (35th)||£14,057 (492nd)||£25,014 (94th)||£17,578||£19,220 (185th)||£18,794 (joint 223rd with 4 others)||£18,096 (340th)||£18,484 (222nd)|
|Staffing costs||£101,470 (113th)||£85,836 (387th)||£82,574 (386th)||£75,674||£69,016 (411th)||£65,706 (429th)||£67,559 (152nd)||£43,923 (joint 407th with 1 other)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,694 (261st)||£7,188 (371st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,829 (299th)1||£7,441 (325th)2||£7,322 (332nd)||£7,659||£9,139 (367th)||£10,783 (295th)||£9,327 (358th)||£10,138 (209th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£332 (221st)||£289 (284th)||£1,149 (106th)||£1,026||£715 (233rd)||£598 (237th)||£1,304 (122nd)||£449 (259th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£263 (257th)||£79 (335th)||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||£6,542 (83rd)||£921 (250th)||£3,540 (34th)||£1,572||£1,482 (175th)||£807 (353rd)||£444 (581st)||£517 (542nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,456 (179th)||£11,642 (23rd)||£8,485||£6,028 (102nd)||£3,243 (237th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,350 (joint 109th with 4 others)||£1,142 (joint 175th with 17 others)||£962||£1,791 (465th)||£1,791 (457th)||£1,791 (436th)||£1,004 (560th)|
|Other Costs||£2,163 (65th)||£0||£2,525 (40th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£173,381 (52nd)||£140,900 (406th)||£156,846 (39th)||£134,590||£123,398 (321st)||£117,652 (358th)||£113,611 (310th)||£88,418 (337th)|