John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

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How John Spellar voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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John Spellar hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement 6 Nov 2014

    I thank the Minister for giving way, and I want to highlight the fact that these developments have taken place under Governments of both parties. To what extent can we support, encourage or stimulate the key discussions between the United States and Russia on their agreement, to which the agreements of the other nuclear states are secondary, although important?
  • [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement 6 Nov 2014

    Thank you, Sir Roger, for calling me to speak. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship in this debate, which was secured by the unlikely duo of my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and the hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis). My hon. Friend and I served together for many years on the London Labour party executive; it was probably around the same...
  • [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement 6 Nov 2014

    I always say that MPs and Ministers must be responsible for their own words, but if the hon. Gentleman rereads the debate from the time of the Trident review he will see clearly that at one stage the Liberal Democrats argued for the use of nuclear-enabled Cruise missiles. Apart from being a much more expensive option, that is—as I have already said—a far riskier option. I do not...

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Labour MP for Warley

Entered House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown

Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Correspondence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Drinking Water
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Departmental Staff

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (technically Comptroller, HM Household) (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Transport), Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Minister of State (Transport), Department for Transport (8 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 74 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 74.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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") 620 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit: £1,250
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014
Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a defence and security focus.
(Registered 20 January 2014)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange
Address of donor: Suite 836, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,586
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 25-29 July 2014
Purpose of visit: participation in Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue, including discussions on the Middle East peace process and security in the region.
(Registered 11 September 2014)

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