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Former Labour MP for Bradford West
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 2 March 2012 — Resigned
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Marsha Singh voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Nato: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2009)
“May I inform my right hon. Friend that many of my constituents are extremely concerned about the events taking place in Pakistan right now? This is a struggle that the Pakistani Government must win. What support are the Government offering Pakistan, both through what its troops are doing and on internally displaced people?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 May 2009) has video
“Prime Minister, about five years ago Westfield started to develop a shopping centre in Bradford city centre. It should have been completed next year. The company now says that it does not know when it will be completed, and Bradford is left with a huge hole in the heart of its city centre. Will the Prime Minister urge Westfield to keep its commitment to the people of Bradford, and will he...”
- Charles Stuart (10 Feb 2009) has video
“I wish to speak about the appalling way in which the Ministry of Defence has treated my constituent, Mr. Charles Stuart. The nub of my argument is that not only has he been treated very shabbily, but he has been refused the right of a hearing before the Air Force Board. Charles Stuart had an accident on duty in November 1991 at RAF Belize, when a falling heavy oil drum struck his head,...”
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below 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 16.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 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.
- 157 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 50 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 13 Dec 2011. 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||£19,237 (320th)||£22,964 (207th)||£22,100 (joint 206th with 1 other)||£15,852||£16,439 (444th)||£18,780 (327th)||£14,600 (530th)||£12,637 (497th)|
|Office running costs||£21,537 (145th)||£26,026 (40th)||£19,942 (372nd)||£18,909||£16,851 (416th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,081 (joint 344th with 1 other)||£12,077 (462nd)|
|Staffing costs||£109,940 (16th)||£69,619 (613th)||£86,512 (224th)||£85,172||£72,286 (241st)||£68,022 (joint 300th with 6 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£46,027 (319th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,563 (272nd)||£7,776 (341st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,867 (169th)1||£10,520 (205th)2||£9,840 (224th)||£6,811||£7,895 (joint 427th with 1 other)||£6,346 (469th)||£6,909 (458th)||£5,158 (458th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£598 (175th)||£276 (joint 290th with 1 other)||£884||£238 (347th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,499 (75th)||£1,612 (82nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£282 (53rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,805 (539th)||£712 (355th)||£851 (338th)||£1,189||£1,361 (197th)||£747 (380th)||£975 (344th)||£1,195 (263rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,018 (371st)||£2,566 (329th)||£3,720||£3,901 (195th)||£2,140 (joint 384th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,226 (joint 285th with 1 other)||£1,208 (114th)||£0||£1,942 (218th)||£1,942 (214th)||£1,942 (211th)||£1,942 (201st)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£3,032||£2,354 (62nd)||£2,828 (40th)||£0||£204 (60th)|
|Total||£174,447 (40th)||£143,353 (376th)||£143,295 (206th)||£135,569||£123,267 (324th)||£119,604 (326th)||£108,103 (440th)||£79,240 (495th)|