John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details

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John Spellar

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 28 May 2015

    The country was shocked by the death of Olive Cooke, who had been pursued by charity fundraisers. Vulnerable pensioners around the country are regularly and relentlessly being targeted not only by charity fundraisers but by criminal organisations, many operating from outside the UK. This causes great distress, not only to them but to their family and friends who are concerned about their...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. We have had some slightly strange events on the Budget, with Ministers speaking from the Government Dispatch Box—from the Treasury Bench—but speaking for their parties. My understanding is that the Government speak from there—the Government Benches. May we be clear? Is the motion a Government motion, which has therefore been...
  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day 24 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone—we both learned how meetings should properly be conducted on Bromley council. I pay tribute to two individuals. First, the right hon. Member for Saffron Walden (Sir Alan Haselhurst), who not only made a distinguished contribution to the debate but has played a considerable role in the Commonwealth Parliamentary...

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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 (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)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 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 Committee (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 37 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.
  • 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 68 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Spellar’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 638 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 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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