Alan Johnson

MP, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle Labour

A selection of Alan Johnson's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Details

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Alan Johnson

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care 4 Feb 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in each local authority were in a foster care placement on 31 March (a) 2013 and (b) 2014; how many such children in each local authority were in a foster care placement with a relative or friend (i) inside and (ii) outside the authority boundary on each date; how many such children in each local authority were under...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 2 Feb 2015

    The excellent in-patient facility in Hull and East Yorkshire closed under this Government in 2013 with no consultation whatever. Despite an excellent report by the Health Committee, despite criticism by the CQC and despite NHS England identifying a problem, we have waited two years. Does the Minister believe that the Health and Social Care Act 2012 has made him powerless to act in such cases?...
  • Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service 21 Jan 2015

    Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I will do my best to comply with your instructions. As the Secretary of State was talking, my mind went back to the “responsible opposition” of the right hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley). I remember the efforts that went on for more than 40 years around Manchester to tackle the appalling level of infant mortality by reconfiguring...

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Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Justice
  • Police: Accountability
  • Police: Finance
  • Icelandic-Water Trawlermen Compensation Scheme
  • Antisocial Behaviour Orders
  • Identity Cards

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Health (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Skills (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (6 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (9 Sep 2004 to 6 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education) (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (Employment Relations, Industry & the Regions) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (9 Jul 1997 to 19 Feb 1998)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 1995 to 1 Aug 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 69 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1011 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contributed to BBC TV and radio programmes. Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
Received payment of £5,317 during period 16 December 2013 to 27 March 2014. Hours: 23 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2014)
Received payment of £4,200 during period 15 May 2014 to 30 October 2014. Hours:  26 hrs. (Registered 19 November 2014)
Received payment of £3,500 during period 22 January 2015 to 12 March 2015.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 25 March 2015)
Contract with Transworld Publishers for writing a book. Address: The Random House Group, 61-63 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5SA:
Fourth payment of £16,850 upon publication of paperback.  Hours:  no hours. (Registered 15 April 2014, updated 6 May 2014)
Second payment of £19,470 upon publication of second book.  Hours: approx. 200 hrs. (Registered 19 November 2014)
Received £32,000 in royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 30 March 2015)
Payment of £500 received from the York Literary Festival, St Peter’s School, Clifton, YO30 6AB, for speaking at an event. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2014)
Payment of £700 from Guardian Newspapers, Guardian News and Media Ltd, PO Box 68164, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London, N1P 2AP, for a book review on 19 March 2014. Hours:  2 hrs. (Registered 19 November 2014)
Payment of £300 from The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP, for a book
review on 12 April 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 November 2014)
Payment of £600 from Daily Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0DT, for article in July 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 November 2014)
Payment of £500 from the Radio Times, Immediate Media London Ltd, 44 Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BT for an extract from my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 30 March 2015)
Payment of £2,000 from Prime Performers Ltd, 1-2 Faulkners Alley, London, EC1M 6DD for speaking at an event in City Hall in London on 5 February 2015. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 30 March 2015)

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