Kelvin Hopkins

MP, Luton North

Luton North Labour

Kelvin Hopkins’s voting in Parliament

Kelvin Hopkins is a Labour MP, and 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. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests, while most Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins generally voted for an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins generally voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Labour MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Kelvin Hopkins generally voted against more EU integration, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Kelvin Hopkins occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Storage 11 Feb 2016

    What plans she has to support the development of electricity storage.
  • Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Storage 11 Feb 2016

    I thank the Minister for her answer, but may I be a bit more specific? As a spin-off from developing battery-driven cars, domestic battery storage is now becoming practicable and commercially viable, and indeed in America it is now taking off. What are the Government specifically doing to promote the adoption of domestic battery storage in homes?
  • Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Employment 11 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the Government's policy is towards the Big Six energy companies that seek to outsource or offshore directly employed jobs in retail operations; and if she will make a statement.

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Profile

Labour MP for Luton North

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Expenses

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 15 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 46 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 71.35% 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.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kelvin Hopkins’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 717 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Vote Leave campaign
Address of donor: Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel valued at approx. £275; hotel accommodation valued at £144 and food at approximately £30; approx. £449 in total.

Destination of visit: Brussels

Date of visit: 15-16 October 2015

Purpose of visit: to participate in the Vote Leave campaign

(Registered 06 November 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Patricia Hopkins, as part-time Constituency Secretary.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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