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Labour MP for Blackpool South
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gordon Marsden voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Transport, Health, Work and Pensions, Education and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Regional Growth Fund, Apprentices, Students: Loans, Vocational Training, Government Auctions
(based on written questions asked by Gordon Marsden and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Sale of Student Loans Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Education and Skills Bill Committee (19 out of 20)
- European Parliament (Representation) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Land Registration Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Transport: Rescue Services (2 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many hours of shift time were staffed below risk-assessed level at (a) Humber, (b) Belfast, (c) Liverpool and (d) Swansea maritime rescue coordination centres in September 2013.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Rescue Services: Liverpool (2 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of Liverpool Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre have so far signalled intention to transfer to another MRCC upon the Liverpool centre's closure; how many new staff have been recruited at that centre in the last 12 months; and what the current level of staffing is compared to its risk-assessed level.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Rescue Services: Portland (2 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of Portland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre have so far signalled intention to transfer to another MRCC upon the Portland centre's closure; how many new staff have been recruited at that centre in the last 12 months; and what the current level of staffing is compared to its risk-assessed level.”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 107 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 74.59% 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") 233 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£8,959 (528th)||£9,739 (556th)||£9,010 (568th)||£7,828||£9,351 (572nd)||£7,672 (594th)||£7,682 (604th)||£6,614 (599th)|
|Office running costs||£18,132 (304th)||£18,680 (309th)||£23,028 (155th)||£21,425||£17,098 (408th)||£17,073 (526th)||£16,627 (499th)||£22,387 (111th)|
|Staffing costs||£104,266 (64th)||£93,164 (97th)||£77,107 (520th)||£76,174||£72,537 (234th)||£67,708 (344th)||£59,672 (534th)||£35,633 (584th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,400 (joint 166th with 5 others)||£10,000 (joint 130th with 10 others)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,658 (56th)1||£13,817 (107th)2||£13,502 (103rd)||£14,330||£14,291 (165th)||£15,000 (148th)||£12,631 (joint 218th with 1 other)||£9,956 (225th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£33 (joint 400th with 1 other)||£475 (220th)||£109 (joint 374th with 1 other)||£0||£193 (370th)||£107 (joint 422nd with 1 other)||£702 (211th)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,587 (77th)||£667 (381st)||£819 (357th)||£917||£1,264 (216th)||£503 (508th)||£2,265 (53rd)||£1,610 (137th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,413 (310th)||£2,631 (319th)||£2,565||£3,221 (242nd)||£1,329 (511th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,436 (45th)||£1,200 (joint 118th with 1 other)||£0||£1,907 (joint 286th with 5 others)||£1,907 (joint 282nd with 5 others)||£1,907 (joint 279th with 5 others)||£1,907 (joint 262nd with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,909 (56th)||£0||£0||£373 (95th)||£2,776 (41st)||£0||£0|
|Total||£164,035 (139th)||£152,300 (233rd)||£127,406 (492nd)||£123,239||£120,235 (395th)||£114,075 (442nd)||£101,486 (526th)||£78,107 (510th)|