Kelvin Hopkins’s voting in Parliament
Kelvin Hopkins is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Kelvin Hopkins sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Kelvin Hopkins consistently voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests, while most Labour MPs almost always voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Kelvin Hopkins generally voted against more EU integration, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
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Kelvin Hopkins never rebelled against their party in this parliament
On every educational and efficiency measure, sixth-form colleges outperform all other sixth-form providers. When will the Government treat sixth-form colleges fairly in taxation terms and take steps to establish many more sixth-form colleges throughout the country?
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on changing the (a) frequency and (b) volume of freight moved by rail between Felixstowe and Tilbury ports.
Some 85% of internal and cross-channel freight goes by lorry. A substantial modal shift of freight from road to rail cannot happen unless and until full-size lorry trailers can be carried on trains, which is impossible on the existing network. When will the Government look seriously at investing in new large gauge rail capacity to accommodate lorry trailers on trains and linking the regions...
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Labour MP for Luton North
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Railways: Freight
- Railways: Franchises
- Directly Operated Railways
- Electronic Tagging
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 21 Mar 2011)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Apr 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Oct 2002 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 53 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 71.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 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.
- 91 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kelvin Hopkins’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 695 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 17 March 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Patricia Hopkins, as part-time Constituency
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