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Former Labour MP for Pudsey
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 5,870 votes. — 428th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Truswell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: National Policy Statements (18 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the national policy statements on energy to come into effect.”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: National Policy Statements (17 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish the guidance to local authorities on National Policy Statements referred to by Baroness Andrews on 18 November 2008, Official Report, House of Lords, column 1019.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Police Grant Report (3 Feb 2010) has video
“My right hon. Friend is talking about other ways for police forces and authorities to raise revenue. Did his Committee look at the possibility of giving police authorities greater powers to raise the full cost of policing major events such as music festivals and large sporting fixtures?”
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 64.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
- 65 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 128 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£10,211 (506th)||£15,861 (482nd)||£16,356 (480th)||£12,355||£9,288 (574th)||£17,603 (387th)||£19,159 (353rd)||£15,787 (224th)|
|Office running costs||£4,578 (638th)||£15,187 (463rd)||£20,436 (joint 298th with 1 other)||£20,000||£18,888 (256th)||£18,500 (406th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£26,686 (55th)|
|Staffing costs||£95,418 (322nd)||£90,299 (210th)||£87,275 (joint 164th with 1 other)||£84,004||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£68,022 (joint 300th with 6 others)||£62,931 (379th)||£38,875 (532nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,505 (339th)||£5,174 (451st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,702 (345th)1||£10,918 (189th)2||£10,685 (187th)||£9,464||£11,357 (292nd)||£11,905 (251st)||£11,751 (257th)||£7,085 (365th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£49 (411th)||£0||£24||£119 (joint 413th with 1 other)||£375 (299th)||£208 (joint 374th with 2 others)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£7,000 (joint 1st with 1 other)||£1,733 (59th)||£1,393 (179th)||£1,411||£3,854 (32nd)||£1,786 (88th)||£797 (436th)||£989 (joint 336th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,165 (50th)||£4,477 (166th)||£4,674||£10,604 (39th)||£7,233 (53rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,387 (joint 76th with 1 other)||£1,118 (joint 220th with 5 others)||£0||£1,927 (257th)||£1,927 (252nd)||£1,927 (246th)||£1,927 (233rd)|
|Other Costs||£803 (85th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£133,217 (518th)||£145,773 (340th)||£141,740 (246th)||£131,932||£126,373 (joint 269th with 1 other)||£127,351 (166th)||£115,007 (283rd)||£91,349 (249th)|