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Former Labour MP for Leicester West
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 9,070 votes. — 153rd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Patricia Hewitt voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- International Women's Day (11 Mar 2010)
“I thank my right hon. and learned Friend for what she has just said about the '97 intake of women MPs, of which I was one, of course-and I am delighted to be succeeded in my constituency by another Labour woman candidate. My right hon. and learned Friend has referred several times to the problem of all-male decision making. Does she agree that much more needs to be done to ensure that women...”
- Law on Assisted Suicide (10 Mar 2010)
“I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her thoughtful response to the debate, but I hope that she will accept that the current law provides no safeguards whatever in relation to the rather large number of deaths that Professor Seale found involved a criminal act, however compassionate the motive, on the part of the doctor or other medical practitioner. More broadly, does she accept that the case...”
- Law on Assisted Suicide (10 Mar 2010)
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to raise this important and sensitive issue in the House this evening, Mr. Deputy Speaker. When I served as Health Secretary a few years ago, I became increasingly concerned about the plight of individuals who were seeking an assisted death and who desperately wanted the support of their families, friends and medical practitioners, but who could not-and...”
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below 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 63.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 52 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 63 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 838 times in debates — well 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||£14,461 (442nd)||£12,470 (524th)||£15,272 (503rd)||£12,431||£15,274 (483rd)||£19,423 (295th)||£18,550 (390th)||£15,545 (285th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£22,486 (102nd)||£25,612 (46th)||£20,302 (335th)||£17,764||£18,181 (joint 343rd with 1 other)||£18,867 (12th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£17,355 (252nd)|
|Staffing costs||£99,912 (172nd)||£86,185 (375th)||£87,403 (146th)||£86,289||£69,197 (408th)||£65,999 (421st)||£63,672 (365th)||£41,697 (477th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,227 (215th)||£9,309 (254th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,351 (484th)1||£3,136 (546th)2||£2,344 (578th)||£2,390||£2,510 (601st)||£2,724 (597th)||£1,637 (622nd)||£2,789 (574th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£170 (296th)||£264 (296th)||£273 (joint 292nd with 1 other)||£707||£585 (257th)||£872 (180th)||£259 (joint 353rd with 1 other)||£67 (425th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£358 (231st)||£104 (324th)||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||£6,956 (42nd)||£1,914 (32nd)||£2,076 (92nd)||£1,276||£2,746 (60th)||£2,287 (44th)||£1,316 (joint 210th with 1 other)||£1,979 (72nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,084 (53rd)||£8,849 (42nd)||£5,093||£6,551 (89th)||£7,633 (48th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,437 (44th)||£1,018 (382nd)||£1,018||£1,892 (joint 314th with 4 others)||£1,892 (joint 309th with 4 others)||£1,892 (joint 304th with 4 others)||£1,892 (joint 287th with 3 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£2,022 (54th)||£0||£5,343||£0||£327 (81st)||£0||£515 (51st)|
|Total||£158,921 (212th)||£147,537 (312th)||£137,537 (329th)||£132,311||£118,554 (432nd)||£121,598 (272nd)||£107,087 (460th)||£83,066 (442nd)|