John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

John Spellar’s voting in Parliament

John Spellar is a Labour MP, and so 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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John Spellar never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Travel Information 17 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will update the travel advice regarding the Punjab on his Department's website to advise travellers to give serious consideration to not travelling until the situation in that region stabilises.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Migration 17 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the likelihood of the Government's net migration target being met.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles 5 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) passenger vehicles, (b) vans, (c) public service vehicles and (d) heavy goods vehicles are licensed; and how many vehicles in each such category (i) use petrol, (ii) use diesel and (iii) are hybrid.

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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, 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 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 65.15% 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.
  • 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") 644 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

4. Visits outside the UK
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 08 January 2015)

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