Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament
How Kelvin Hopkins voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I am a member of the Deregulation Bill Committee, where I voted for and spoke strongly in favour of Labour’s excellent amendments and was disappointed when they were not successful. One concern I expressed was about the fear that the switch in funding for vocational training from further education colleges to employers will weaken provision, as cash-strapped companies with cash-flow...
I suggest to the hon. and learned Gentleman that what people want when they come to a surgery for advice on bankruptcy is to get a thoroughly qualified professional who knows every angle and who can give them advice on whatever problem they have, not somebody who might say, “That’s not my specialism; I think I’d better send you to somebody else.”
We are not talking about the cost to the practitioner of the exams that they take, but the cost to the business person seeking their advice. It is the difference between consulting somebody with a narrow skill rather than someone with the complete professional skill. We do not attempt to quantify that; it might be negligible, or at least very small.
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Labour MP for Luton North
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Railways: Franchises
- Railways: Freight
- Directly Operated Railways
- Departments: Contracts
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Mar 2011)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Apr 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (6 Dec 2005 to 15 Nov 2007)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — 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 73.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 638 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)