How Gordon Marsden voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Gordon Marsden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
We talk a lot these days, in this House and elsewhere, about transparency. There is a more old-fashioned meaning of the word transparency, which was often used when I was growing up. It was that one could see the ulterior motives of the people who put things forward. In this occasion we can see some of the old-fashioned meaning of transparency on the Floor of the House today: a device so thin...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers were registered full-time in Blackpool South constituency in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) January to March 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers (a) took voluntary redundancy, (b) retired before their statutory age in Blackpool in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013, (v) 2014 and (vi) January to March 2015.
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Former Labour MP for Blackpool South
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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) (since 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 26 Oct 2010)
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 (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 30 Sep 2009)
- PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 7 Feb 2008)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (10 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 16 Apr 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 126 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 75.71% 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.
- 104 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 272 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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