How Gordon Marsden voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Gordon Marsden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The Minister has referred to the potential for further amendments to be introduced. I know we have had an iterative process here this afternoon, to put it mildly, but even I did not think there would be scope for the Government to introduce further amendments in this House. Will you rule on this issue and clarify whether the Minister is making a...
If, as we have heard, the Government’s progress on rail access for disabled people has been questionable, what is their record on disabled access on buses? Twice last year Ministers ducked questions from me in the Chamber on why they are blocking mandatory bus staff training, as the Select Committee and disabled groups have urged, then in a letter last May they proposed to review the...
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Labour MP for Blackpool South
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Education and Skills
- Regional Growth Fund
- Students: Loans
- Vocational Training
- Government Auctions
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Transport)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (12 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 7 Feb 2008)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 98 written questions in the last year — well above 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 75.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 266 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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