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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Winchester
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 7,476 votes. — 432nd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Oaten voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Telephone Services (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 801W, on departmental telephone services, whether contracts were awarded for the provision of services relating to helplines.”
- Business of the House: Clause 9 — Duration of Act (7 Apr 2010) has video
“Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I can speed things up by putting on the record the genuine cross-party support that there is for the Bill. The Liberal Democrats are certainly delighted to see it go forward at such a pace. Many of us who have attended Inter-Parliamentary Union and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conferences throughout the world have visited countries, spoken to some...”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Telephone Services (7 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 937-8W, on departmental telephone services, whether contracts were let for the provision of services relating to the helplines run by its agencies.”
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 295 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 30.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 43 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 243 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. 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||£20,277 (271st)||£22,993 (197th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,558||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,251 (214th)||£19,720 (joint 241st with 7 others)||£14,559 (joint 401st with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£25,817 (42nd)||£24,738 (60th)||£20,429 (joint 303rd with 1 other)||£19,991||£19,233 (179th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£13,009 (418th)|
|Staffing costs||£92,184 (404th)||£85,778 (390th)||£87,276 (joint 156th with 7 others)||£83,909||£74,084 (186th)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£48,719 (228th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,342 (287th)||£9,606 (220th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,438 (272nd)1||£7,221 (joint 336th with 1 other)2||£7,019 (341st)||£4,684||£8,598 (joint 391st with 1 other)||£8,180 (392nd)||£9,465 (349th)||£7,570 (341st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£76 (joint 354th with 2 others)||£633 (166th)||£0||£326||£174 (joint 379th with 1 other)||£106 (424th)||£62 (442nd)||£502 (246th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,607 (67th)||£926 (130th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£305 (51st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,928 (386th)||£772 (joint 329th with 1 other)||£889 (joint 320th with 1 other)||£1,543||£1,828 (127th)||£1,587 (111th)||£2,646 (34th)||£1,908 (joint 82nd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,607 (joint 442nd with 1 other)||£2,587 (327th)||£3,970||£4,046 (189th)||£5,057 (115th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,332 (joint 147th with 2 others)||£1,125 (joint 205th with 11 others)||£944||£1,938 (joint 224th with 3 others)||£1,938 (joint 220th with 3 others)||£1,938 (joint 217th with 3 others)||£1,938 (joint 207th with 3 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£1,105||£8,366 (22nd)||£0||£0||£4,313 (14th)|
|Total||£160,668 (189th)||£155,911 (175th)||£141,435 (253rd)||£138,030||£139,169 (69th)||£127,691 (162nd)||£121,277 (139th)||£92,518 (222nd)|