Chris Leslie

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Nottingham East Labour/Co-operative

Chris Leslie’s voting in Parliament

Chris Leslie is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and 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. Show votes

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Chris Leslie occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Equitable Life 11 Feb 2016

    I am listening carefully to the hon. Lady’s argument. I think that all Members want to find a constructive, positive approach. It occurs to me that a number of those who are not eligible for compensation might be falling on social security benefits, which, of course, is a cost to the taxpayer. Perhaps this is too difficult for us as individual Members, but I wonder whether it would be...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students' Allowances 1 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were (a) in receipt of the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) in 2015-16 and (b) affected by proposed changes to the DSA by constituent region of the UK.
  • Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing 27 Jan 2016

    If the Minister wants a specific proposal to save money on housing benefit and welfare, why does he not look at the 4.6 billion lost through fraud and error in the administration of our housing benefit system? Why does he not get a grip on that and introduce some better credit rating agency checks for applications? That is where the savings should be made, rather than on the backs of...

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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

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Health
  • Procurement
  • Public Expenditure
  • Training
  • Bank Services
  • Consultants

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (8 May 2015 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • 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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — 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 70.31% 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") 1089 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

4. Visits outside the UK
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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