How Austin Mitchell voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Austin Mitchell occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
This is a difficult and somewhat moving moment in which to give a final speech in Parliament, made impossible by the need to compress 38 years of thoughts into five minutes of gabble. I realised that it was time for me to go when I found that, although I was still able to ask smart questions in the Public Accounts Committee, I was totally unable to hear the answers. That made it difficult to...
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to create more affordable housing in London.
Unfortunately, I forgot to mention the Yorkshire Post, which is Yorkshire’s national newspaper, so I would like the Minister to include it in his roll of honour.
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Former Labour MP for Great Grimsby
Entered House of Commons on 28 April 1977 — unknown
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Grimsby
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Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Home Department
- Non-Domestic Rates: Ports
- Council Housing
- Social Housing
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 12 Jul 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 5 Dec 2005)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (29 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (19 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Agriculture Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1989)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Jan 1987 to 15 May 1987)
- Chair, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 1 Jan 1987)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Mar 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
- Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (5 Feb 1982 to 15 May 1987)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1979 to 1 Jul 1985)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 100 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 52.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 77 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1069 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior Associate Editor of The House Magazine (Dods Parliamentary). Address: Westminster Tower, 3rd Floor, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. (Up to £5,000)
24 January 2014, £10,000. Hours: approx 4 hrs per week. (Registered 7 April 2014)
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