Alan Johnson

MP, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle Labour

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How Alan Johnson voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Alan Johnson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Vince Morgan 17 Jul 2014

    That, of course, raises a question for the parents. Vince was 28 coming up to 29, so he was an adult, but everyone knew that his severe, chronic mental health problems meant that, in effect, he was acting like a child. Why would the prison service not consult his parents—his mother being his registered carer—about the need to transfer him from one prison to another? How could the...
  • Vince Morgan 17 Jul 2014

    The Minister is a decent man, and I appreciate that he has come to the Chamber with a brief. It was kind of him to offer to write me a letter, but there is no need for that if he will give me a meeting. We need to discuss these matters in more detail. I have read all that stuff about wraparound care and all such really good stuff. We said the same thing in government, so this is not a party...
  • Vince Morgan 17 Jul 2014

    Vincent Morgan died on the night of 28 December 2012. He was found hanging in his prison cell in A wing of Northallerton prison. He had also swallowed a plastic knife that was found in his oesophagus. Vincent Morgan had committed suicide at 29 years of age. There has since been an investigation by North Yorkshire police, a report by the prisons and probation ombudsman, a verdict of death by...

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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)
  • Home Secretary (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Health (28 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (18 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry (11 May 2005 to 18 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (9 Sep 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (Employment and the Regions), Department of Trade and Industry (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 1007 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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 £2,800 during period 6 June to 18 July 2013. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2013)
Received payment of £3,500 during period 10 October to 21 November 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)
Received payment of £1,400 during period 5-13 December 2013. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2014)
Received payment of £5,317 during period 16 December 2013 to 27 March 2014. Hours: 23 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2014)
Contract with Transworld Publishers for writing a book. Address: The Random House Group, 61-63 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5SA:
First payment of £18,450 upon agreement to write a second book. Hours: no hours worked. (Registered 18 December 2013)
Fourth payment of £16,850 upon publication of paperback.  Hours:  no hours. (Registered 15 April 2014, updated 6 May 2014)
Payments from News International Trading, PO Box 151, Peterborough PE7 8YT:
Payment of £500 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2013)
Payment of £1,000 received 12 September 2012 from Global Radio Services Ltd, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA, for two radio programmes in August 2012. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2013)
Payment of £300 received from Times Newspaper, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1XY for a book review on 5 October 2013. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)
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)

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