John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

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How John Spellar voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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John Spellar hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • bill presented: Hazaras (Afghanistan and Pakistan) 1 Sep 2014

    But many of those objectives are undermined by the uncertainty and the terrorism being inflicted on the Hazara and other communities, particularly those who are among the most commercially productive and entrepreneurial. Is there not therefore a direct link between the objectives and getting change in behaviour?
  • bill presented: Hazaras (Afghanistan and Pakistan) 1 Sep 2014

    First, I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr Denham) on securing this short but significant debate. He has had a long history of campaigning for the Hazara community during his time in Parliament, and they will greatly miss his voice when he retires at the next general election, as indeed will his wider constituency in Southampton. As hon. Members will be...
  • bill presented: Hazaras (Afghanistan and Pakistan) 1 Sep 2014

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. I am sure it has been noted by the Foreign Office Minister. Part of the effectiveness of this debate is in raising this in the order of priorities of not only the Foreign Office, but the Department for International Development, which has been mentioned by a number of hon. Members. The only redeeming feature at the moment of this situation is...

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Selection Committee (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 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 72 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 74.11% 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") 612 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group, from existing funds including those from GKN plc, City of London, London Export Corporation (LEC), John Swire & Sons, GlaxoSmithKline, Astra Zeneca, Arup, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and HSBC.
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights costing £1,055 and hotel costs, ground transport etc with a value of £675
Destination of visit: Beijing and Chengdu
Date of visit: 18-24 May 2013
Purpose of visit: APPG China delegation to Beijing and Chengdu.
(Registered 14 June 2013)
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)

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