John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

John Spellar’s voting in Parliament

John Spellar is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, John Spellar sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Spellar generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 20 Apr 2016

    In the last hour, we have had the devastating news that British Gas proposes to close its Oldbury site, with the loss of 700 jobs. Will the Prime Minister instruct his Ministers immediately to contact the company and the unions and to arrange urgent meetings either—preferably—to save these jobs or, if that proves impossible, to establish a taskforce to create alternative...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army Reserve 18 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve personnel, excluding members of University Officer Training Corps, have served for a period of over one year.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Catering 18 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the food served to members of the armed forces at his Department's facilities run by Sodexo meets his Department's standards; and what sanctions are in place to deter violations of such standards.

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Labour MP for Warley

Entered the 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

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

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 18 Sep 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 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Spellar’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 33 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 73 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Spellar’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 651 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte St, London W1T 2NR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and taxi; £650

Destination of visit: Berlin

Date of visit: 30 November - 1 December 2015

Purpose of visit: defence conference with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

(Registered 06 January 2016)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Ltd
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, meals and transport; £1,500

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date of visit: 11-15 December 2015

Purpose of visit: participation Australia/Israel/UK dialogue including discussions on the Israel/Palestinian peace process and security issues.

(Registered 14 January 2016)

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