Austin Mitchell

MP, Great Grimsby

Great Grimsby Labour

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How Austin Mitchell voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Austin Mitchell occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Fishing Industry 11 Dec 2014

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the fishing industry. May I first express my delight in moving this motion and opening this debate, which is a great honour? I have participated in more fishing debates in 38 years than Britain has had quota cuts in its fishing catches, and I am afraid that it has always been a long-term rearguard action to prevent the decline of fishing. Such...
  • Backbench Business: Fishing Industry 11 Dec 2014

    I strongly agree with the hon. Lady. That is the danger that I want to avoid. I am inciting the Minister to fight to protect the industry in order to prevent that eventuality, because what happened to the Bristol channel must not be allowed to happen to the rest of the country. The prospects for the wider industry following the European Council meeting are gloomy indeed. The problems are...
  • Backbench Business: Fishing Industry 11 Dec 2014

    That is exactly right. That is what I want to achieve, as will emerge from my speech, whether it proves to be passionate, discursive or very boring. As I have said, the problems caused by the cuts will be compounded by the discard ban, which will be unenforceable. Moreover, if fish are to be expensively dumped in landfill rather than being discarded at sea, we shall need more ports at which...

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Labour MP for Great Grimsby

Entered House of Commons on 28 April 1977 — unknown

Also represented Grimsby


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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Non-Domestic Rates: Ports
  • Accountancy
  • Council Housing
  • Social Housing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (30 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (6 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 69 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.71% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1059 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

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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