Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Gordon Marsden voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I apologise to my hon. Friend for missing the beginning of his speech, but I had a previous engagement. On the point he just made, does he agree that just as small travel businesses are disproportionately affected by some of those issues, particularly in terms of VAT, small businesses in the hotel and guest house industry can be as well? That is another facet of a complicated debate. I have...
It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for North Devon (Sir Nick Harvey). What he said threw into sharp relief what had been said by the Minister, whose speech elevated George Orwell’s newspeak to a fine art. As the hon. Gentleman made clear, the Minister paraded his shop-soiled mantra about spending power, but objective observers might think that it was more about the...
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Labour MP for Blackpool South
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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
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 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 114 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 74.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 240 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)