John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

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How John Spellar voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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John Spellar hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements 23 Feb 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the Trade in Services Agreement.
  • [Philip Davies in the Chair] — Voter Engagement 5 Feb 2015

    Further to that point of order, Mr Davies. Could we not ask the House authorities to send a letter to Ministers’ diary secretaries so that they are fully aware of the times of the House and can ensure that Ministers have the right times in their diaries?
  • [Philip Davies in the Chair] — Voter Engagement 5 Feb 2015

    Are we not dealing with symptoms rather than causes? Is not the fundamental issue—I hope my hon. Friend’s Committee will take this on board in time —that we need an effective system of national registration not just for parliamentary elections but for driving licences and national insurance cards? That would not be revolutionary, because for decades people in Holland have...

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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
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Drinking Water
  • Afghanistan

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)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (technically Comptroller, HM Household) (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Transport) (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • 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)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Member, Defence Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
  • Member, Energy (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 45 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 73.48% 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") 632 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 15 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
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)
Name of donor: Malvern College Egypt
Address of donor: Malvern College Campus, New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Amount of donation: £1,920
Destination of visit: Cairo
Date of visit 13-15 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet senior government ministers and officials, to get an up-date on the progress of the forthcoming parliamentary elections and to attend the launch of the agreement between the Azazy Group and the Malvern College which opens in Cairo in 2016.
(Registered 8 January 2015)

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