George Howarth

MP, Knowsley

Knowsley Labour

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How George Howarth voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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George Howarth occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Homeless Young People — [John Robertson in the Chair] 21 Jan 2015

    I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate, which is timely and important. I apologise that I am unable to stay for the whole debate because of other commitments. Within the hierarchy of needs that the hon. Gentleman describes, does he accept that a number of children coming out of care, or in circumstances in which their care arrangements have broken down, seem to fall off the...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus 19 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's obligations are as a guarantor of the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee in relation to Cyprus.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus 19 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if in the Government's role as a guarantor of the 1960 Treaty in relation to Cyprus he will make representations to the UN facilitated process for a comprehensive settlement on the confiscation of property owned by Turkish Cypriots in Vasiliko in order to facilitate oil and gas exploitation in Northern and Southern Cyprus.

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Labour MP for Knowsley

Entered House of Commons on 13 November 1986 — unknown

Also represented Knowsley North and Sefton East; Knowsley North

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Lord Chancellor
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Railways
  • Tram and Light Rail Schemes
  • Diabetes
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Gibraltar

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance and Services Committee

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 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 40 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 69.54% 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 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") 754 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,640 total including flights £2,350, hotels £900, meals £250 and transportation £140
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 19-26 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to foster good relations between the UK and Taiwan; to learn more about Taiwan, in particular their transportation (including high speed railways), national health system and policy concerning relations with mainland China.
(Registered 6 November 2014)

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