Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How George Howarth voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
The hon. Gentleman is right to make the point that he does about minor traffic offences, but along with many others no doubt, I have been contacted by constituents who are concerned about where the boundary between a traffic offence that could be dealt with in the way he describes is drawn, and where it spills over into what is, in effect, a criminal offence. Does he agree that if the...
I think I agree with my hon. Friend, but does she agree with me that the problem is that there are at least three variables? There are those—including teachers—who, by virtue of their employment, would never have the opportunities that others are seeking. There are those—she gave some good examples—whose own employment makes it difficult for them to find space. And of...
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Labour MP for Knowsley
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Topics of interest
- Lord Chancellor
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Tram and Light Rail Schemes
- Social Rented Housing
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (15 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Armed Forces Bill Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 50 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 18–19 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") 727 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)