Chris Leslie’s voting in Parliament
Chris Leslie is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
However, Chris Leslie sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Chris Leslie generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against.
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Chris Leslie never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Was it always part of the Chancellor’s long-term plan to scrap the maintenance grants for students from lower-income backgrounds? The Institute for Fiscal Studies said this morning that this change “will raise debt for the poorest students, but do little to improve Government finances in the long run.” Can the Chancellor tell us why this was not in his manifesto?
Well, that fell a bit flat. I was asking about the Chancellor’s manifesto and what he promised. Taking away maintenance grants was always part of his plan wasn’t it, but he did not have the guts to tell students and their families before an election? However much he spins it, he is hitting students with more fees, more repayments and more debt—much more debt. Will he confirm...
I am not “right honourable”.
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Labour/Co-operative MP for Nottingham East
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Also represented Shipley
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Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Innovation and Skills
- Public Expenditure
- Bank Services
Currently held offices
- Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (since 8 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Treasury) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (13 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 5 Nov 1998)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 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") 1083 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.
Name of donor: Embassy of Japan in the UK.
Address of donor: 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, £4,807.86 (including tax); accommodation in Tokyo and Kyoto, £925; internal transport, £200; £4,932 in total
Destination of visit: Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto)
Date of visit: 10-14 February 2015
Purpose of visit: to meet senior figures in the Japanese government, private sector and academia in my capacity as Shadow
Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
(Registered 03 March 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Terraced house in London: (i) and (ii) (Registered 12 August 2013)
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