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Former Labour MP for South Thanet
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 664 votes. — 607th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Stephen Ladyman voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (22 Mar 2010) has video
“I heard what the Minister for Borders and Immigration said earlier about the new visa arrangements for English language schools, but may I just point out that last Thursday I met a young man from Taiwan who was studying English in this country preparatory to going to Sheffield Hallam university and who will need four or possibly even five visas to achieve that? Indeed, under the new...”
- Business of the House (11 Mar 2010)
“May we have a debate about the bidding war that is currently going on between the Government and the Conservative Front Benchers over who can set the highest standards for secondary school results and tackle the issue of secondary attainment? It would give me an opportunity to point out that in my constituency, I have seen secondary standards transformed in recent years. For the first time on...”
- Points of Order (10 Mar 2010)
“On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether you noticed in this morning's obituary columns the passing of Andrée Peel, who was known as "agent X" in the second world war and saved the lives of many hundreds of allied servicemen before being tortured and put in a concentration camp. There seems to be no clear mechanism by which Members can pay their respects to the passing of...”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 58 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 82.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 45 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 675 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,293 (135th)||£22,793 (239th)||£21,549 (307th)||£19,930||£20,753 (joint 248th with 1 other)||£20,330 (joint 163rd with 2 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,735 (joint 248th with 1 other)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,255 (joint 107th with 10 others)||£0||£0|
|Office running costs||£16,671 (373rd)||£20,444 (217th)||£20,362 (324th)||£20,942||£19,188 (195th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,225 (joint 223rd with 2 others)||£25,772 (66th)|
|Staffing costs||£92,249 (399th)||£72,207 (601st)||£75,292 (552nd)||£67,415||£61,564 (594th)||£58,937 (601st)||£64,944 (315th)||£39,512 (522nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,550 (422nd)||£10,707 (87th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,467 (359th)1||£6,243 (383rd)2||£5,708 (415th)||£4,603||£7,389 (448th)||£7,575 (416th)||£9,911 (328th)||£8,784 (288th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£78 (391st)||£21||£21 (458th)||£110 (joint 417th with 3 others)||£41 (451st)||£19 (457th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,660 (138th)||£1,279 (132nd)||£1,510 (156th)||£985||£937 (315th)||£853 (328th)||£1,213 (247th)||£1,274 (234th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,469 (299th)||£3,728 (218th)||£1,905||£1,475 (494th)||£1,987 (414th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,417 (joint 57th with 2 others)||£1,209 (joint 97th with 16 others)||£0||£1,966 (joint 147th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 141st with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 139th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 133rd with 14 others)|
|Total||£150,891 (319th)||£137,559 (441st)||£129,436 (462nd)||£115,801||£114,911 (488th)||£111,812 (489th)||£116,022 (256th)||£93,062 (207th)|