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Former Independent Labour MP for Birmingham, Ladywood
- Changed party from Labour on 20 Oct 2006
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 6,801 votes. — 279th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Clare Short voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence (22 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 9 November and 15 December 2009 regarding Melicia Ann Brown (Home Office reference: B1080260).”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Detention Centres: Children (8 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children (a) entered and (b) left immigration detention between April and December 2009; and how many of those who left detention in that period were (i) deported and (ii) released.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: Pakistan (8 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the refusal rate was for visitor applications from Islamabad in (a) the latest period for which figures are available and (b) each of the last two years.”
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 33 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 12.06% 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 105 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 996 times in debates — well above 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||£10,819 (493rd)||£14,420 (502nd)||£17,780 (450th)||£15,249||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£13,439 (506th)||£17,035 (464th)||£12,358 (504th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£182 (130th)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£5,531 (633rd)||£4,108 (642nd)||£3,451 (642nd)||£3,925||£3,022 (654th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£8,512 (634th)||£1,191 (654th)|
|Staffing costs||£108,694 (24th)||£105,802 (2nd)||£97,799 (8th)||£89,454||£84,558 (17th)||£69,864 (194th)||£67,337 (164th)||£43,780 (416th)|
|Members' Travel||£7,264 (326th)1||£10,664 (201st)2||£10,040 (211th)||£6,626||£8,116 (417th)||£5,387 (506th)||£896 (641st)||£834 (633rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£386 (192nd)||£93 (joint 379th with 1 other)||£44 (joint 417th with 1 other)||£507||£191 (371st)||£31 (joint 466th with 1 other)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||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||£4,926 (191st)||£670 (joint 376th with 1 other)||£1,137 (244th)||£1,260||£845 (341st)||£857 (joint 325th with 1 other)||£1,443 (173rd)||£858 (387th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,231 (340th)||£3,284 (251st)||£2,557||£2,050 (399th)||£2,169 (379th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,222 (joint 290th with 3 others)||£873 (joint 577th with 3 others)||£0||£1,920 (joint 268th with 2 others)||£1,920 (joint 264th with 2 others)||£1,920 (joint 259th with 2 others)||£1,920 (joint 245th with 2 others)|
|Total||£137,619 (482nd)||£139,210 (417th)||£134,408 (388th)||£119,578||£121,604 (368th)||£112,648 (474th)||£98,670 (558th)||£62,168 (635th)|