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Former Labour MP for Brighton, Pavilion
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 5,030 votes. — 444th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Lepper voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for university tuition fees. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students (22 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department examined visa requirements for students wishing to enter other countries with a substantial English language teaching sector in its recent revision of the Tier 4 points-based system.”
- Thameslink (2 Feb 2010)
“I suspect that my hon. Friend will give us some more information about the number of workers employed on the scheme. Does he share my concern that possible redundancies of some of Network Rail's engineering staff could compromise not only the Thameslink programme, but important maintenance work in the whole Southern region?”
- Thameslink (2 Feb 2010)
“Does my hon. Friend agree that First Capital Connect should have been swifter in coming forward with a compensation package for regular travellers on the line, and does he share my hope that even now it will widen the scope of that package?”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 83.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 46 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 133 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 89 times in debates — well below 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||£11,371 (484th)||£11,175 (545th)||£10,878 (556th)||£10,093||£10,667 (560th)||£10,376 (558th)||£11,062 (580th)||£7,355 (592nd)|
|Office running costs||£20,075 (211th)||£19,265 (277th)||£20,476 (283rd)||£23,793||£19,025 (233rd)||£18,669 (joint 358th with 2 others)||£18,015 (364th)||£9,496 (534th)|
|Staffing costs||£96,444 (291st)||£90,376 (205th)||£86,288 (238th)||£79,614||£68,374 (441st)||£65,884 (426th)||£63,840 (344th)||£43,595 (425th)|
|Communications Allowance||£4,189 (499th)||£5,118 (453rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,239 (608th)1||£1,274 (607th)2||£1,617 (600th)||£1,415||£2,719 (596th)||£1,784 (622nd)||£1,986 (616th)||£1,526 (611th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£126 (joint 325th with 1 other)||£119 (366th)||£121 (366th)||£128||£218 (joint 361st with 1 other)||£246 (350th)||£139 (403rd)||£101 (404th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£301 (249th)||£300 (263rd)||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||£6,305 (100th)||£1,185 (joint 160th with 2 others)||£2,210 (81st)||£1,475||£2,327 (86th)||£2,336 (43rd)||£2,660 (33rd)||£1,805 (105th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,813 (6th)||£11,736 (22nd)||£6,687||£11,204 (35th)||£10,693 (21st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£908 (613th)||£744 (615th)||£0||£1,397 (608th)||£1,397 (595th)||£1,397 (579th)||£1,397 (506th)|
|Total||£140,051 (453rd)||£135,533 (470th)||£134,070 (397th)||£123,205||£115,931 (479th)||£111,385 (494th)||£99,099 (553rd)||£65,275 (627th)|