Gordon Marsden

Former MP, Blackpool South

Blackpool South Labour

A selection of Gordon Marsden's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details

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Gordon Marsden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2): Procedure of the House 26 Mar 2015

    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...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Police Community Support Officers: Blackpool 26 Mar 2015

    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.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Blackpool 26 Mar 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

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Apprentices
  • Students: Loans
  • Vocational Training
  • Government Auctions

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 (13 May 2004 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)

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 121 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?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
Family residential property in Greater Manchester.

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