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Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Adrian Sanders voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Transport, Culture Media and Sport, Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Tourism, Diabetes, Correspondence, Non-Governmental Organisations, Departmental Food
(based on written questions asked by Adrian Sanders and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Licensing Bill Committee (14 out of 17)
- Land Registration Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Government Assistance (27 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many start-up loans have been granted to businesses in each parliamentary constituency in England since the inception of the start-up loans scheme?”
- Written Answers — Justice: Animal Welfare Act 2006 (22 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prison sentences handed down for offences under (a) section four and (b) section eight of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each year since 2007; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many successful prosecutions there have been for offences under (a) section four and (b) section eight of the Animal...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Nov 2013)
“I recently joined the Plough and Share credit union in my constituency. Credit unions can help to ensure that a lot of people do not have to go to payday lenders. What more can the Government do to support credit unions and encourage anybody with a few pounds to spare to put them into a credit union and take trade away from awful payday lenders?”
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 108 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 74.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 190 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||£18,225 (352nd)||£19,924 (390th)||£20,099 (383rd)||£18,753||£18,354 (385th)||£17,643 (386th)||£19,422 (328th)||£12,295 (507th)|
|Office running costs||£18,704 (282nd)||£23,656 (73rd)||£22,940 (159th)||£19,572||£17,256 (400th)||£18,510 (404th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,059 (198th)|
|Staffing costs||£95,347 (326th)||£88,170 (306th)||£84,776 (301st)||£82,926||£72,274 (245th)||£71,454 (150th)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£41,615 (478th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,731 (252nd)||£9,072 (277th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,805 (302nd)1||£10,811 (195th)2||£10,236 (207th)||£10,412||£12,829 (237th)||£12,289 (238th)||£12,316 (joint 229th with 1 other)||£7,737 (334th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,066 (76th)||£2,116 (23rd)||£1,669 (54th)||£2,997||£2,476 (43rd)||£1,696 (79th)||£887 (185th)||£702 (190th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£543 (209th)||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||£6,850 (66th)||£1,210 (joint 149th with 1 other)||£1,345 (188th)||£1,284||£1,339 (joint 201st with 1 other)||£1,124 (joint 211th with 1 other)||£2,146 (69th)||£1,052 (303rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,728 (joint 84th with 1 other)||£6,429 (94th)||£5,216||£5,195 (133rd)||£5,281 (106th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,323 (joint 157th with 1 other)||£982 (joint 444th with 1 other)||£0||£1,961 (joint 170th with 5 others)||£1,961 (joint 165th with 5 others)||£1,961 (joint 163rd with 5 others)||£1,961 (joint 156th with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£1,707 (72nd)||£2,510 (47th)||£0||£1,427||£0||£0||£0||£7,405 (5th)|
|Total||£159,434 (202nd)||£164,063 (56th)||£148,476 (112th)||£142,587||£131,684 (158th)||£129,958 (119th)||£124,178 (82nd)||£91,826 (238th)|