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 reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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John Spellar hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Yemen 21 Jan 2015
As we have already seen, the situation in Yemen is a matter of considerable concern for Members on both sides of the House and for many of our citizens of Yemeni heritage in long-established Yemeni communities, including in the borough of Sandwell. As the security system in Sana’a has worsened, there have been reports of Houthi rebels shelling the President’s home in Sana’a...
The right hon. Gentleman is putting up a sterling smokescreen for the Government’s position, as many of his Back-Bench colleagues know. He talks of coalitions. He is not getting on with this because he is in an unholy coalition with the Liberal Democrats, who are preventing him from taking action. He is making a good show of it, but, as he says that he is being clear, let him now be...
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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
- Members: Correspondence
- Drinking Water
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)
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 53 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 73.31% 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: 6 Jan 2015.
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
Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014
(Registered 20 January 2014)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange
Address of donor: Suite 836, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC
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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