How John Spellar voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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John Spellar hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
We welcome this opportunity, given that in recent days questions have been raised about how the Government have gone about setting out their approach to tackling ISIL. The hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron) highlighted yesterday’s comments by the Foreign Secretary in which he ruled out British military action in Syria and the subsequent statement from the Prime...
I congratulate the hon. Member for Bradford East (Mr Ward) on securing this debate and for distancing himself from his party leader, although I do not know whether he needed to go so far as to sit on the Opposition Benches to do so. I hope his Whips will not take an unkind view of that. I also congratulate those who have spoken for their constituents and for the many communities that live in...
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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
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- 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, 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)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 67 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 74.25% 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") 616 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
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
Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014
(Registered 20 January 2014)
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