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Labour MP for Warley
- Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield
- Entered Parliament on 28 October 1982 — unknown
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Spellar voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Transport, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Correspondence, Departmental Expenditure, Drinking Water, Members: Correspondence, Departmental Staff
(based on written questions asked by John Spellar and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Superannuation bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Railways and Transport Safety Bill Committee (17 out of 18)
- Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Bill Presented: Title (29 Nov 2013)
“The Foreign Secretary is going back in history a little, so will he remind us when the Conservative party last held a referendum on the EU and, indeed, which party did hold a referendum on EU membership?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Diplomatic Relations (Spain) (27 Nov 2013)
“I congratulate the hon. Member for Ribble Valley (Mr Evans) on securing the urgent question. I reiterate the Opposition’s growing concerns, and those on both sides of the House, about this latest event in a series of events around Gibraltar’s borders. We heard yesterday that two diplomatic bags were opened by Spanish police at the Gibraltarian border. It has been reported that...”
- Clause 1 — Referendum on the united kingdom’s membership of the European Union (22 Nov 2013)
“I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. If he had not, I would have raised this matter on a point of order. Further to my previous point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker—”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 70 written questions in the last year — above 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 73.95% 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 19–20 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") 604 times in debates — above 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||£10,460 (500th)||£11,779 (532nd)||£10,764 (557th)||£10,666||£10,455 (563rd)||£10,005 (564th)||£10,899 (582nd)||£9,167 (577th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£12,297 (527th)||£9,799 (596th)||£11,093 (610th)||£9,686||£8,463 (626th)||£18,294 (431st)||£8,857 (633rd)||£8,098 (570th)|
|Staffing costs||£101,038 (126th)||£85,941 (385th)||£76,315 (537th)||£74,200||£74,735 (150th)||£69,897 (193rd)||£64,250 (334th)||£47,270 (270th)|
|Communications Allowance||£516 (585th)||£9,102 (274th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,634 (463rd)1||£4,754 (479th)2||£5,265 (453rd)||£5,202||£6,272 (489th)||£5,879 (487th)||£5,799 (496th)||£5,633 (440th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£101 (joint 340th with 1 other)||£605 (174th)||£605 (197th)||£1,210||£1,745 (98th)||£1,131 (141st)||£1,234 (127th)||£541 (231st)|
|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||£2,968 (380th)||£342 (565th)||£637 (joint 453rd with 1 other)||£834||£603 (450th)||£382 (joint 568th with 1 other)||£255 (628th)||£412 (584th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£975 (572nd)||£3,185 (269th)||£3,733||£2,263 (365th)||£870 (584th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,029 (joint 556th with 2 others)||£1,149 (joint 172nd with 2 others)||£904||£1,372 (613th)||£1,372 (601st)||£1,372 (583rd)||£468 (606th)|
|Total||£132,015 (532nd)||£124,326 (576th)||£109,013 (609th)||£106,435||£107,526 (574th)||£109,404 (516th)||£94,193 (595th)||£72,816 (569th)|