Kelvin Hopkins

MP, Luton North

Luton North Labour

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How Kelvin Hopkins voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Kelvin Hopkins quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 23 Oct 2014

    Public Health England this week reported an increase in deaths from liver disease of 40% in 12 years as a result of increasing levels of alcohol consumption, which suggests that the Government’s alcohol strategies have failed. Is it not time that we had a serious debate in Government time on all aspects of Britain’s alcohol problem?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 23 Oct 2014

    A large gauge rail freight network capable of carrying lorries and lorry trailers on trains is being developed across the continent of Europe. In Britain, such traffic can only reach as far as Barking from the channel tunnel, so Britain is being left behind on these developments. Will the Secretary of State look seriously at proposals to develop such a rail freight network in Britain?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Oct 2014

    Research by the Medical Research Council has found that more than 6,000 babies are born each year with birth defects and irreversible genetic damage caused by alcohol consumed in pregnancy. In Canada, the USA and other countries, all drinks containers must carry warnings about the dangers of birth defects, but our Government have so far refused to apply the same rule in Britain. Will the...

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Labour MP for Luton North

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Justice
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Railways: Franchises
  • Probation
  • Railways: Freight
  • Directly Operated Railways
  • Departments: Contracts

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Administration Committee

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 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 57 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 74.73% 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") 662 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)

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