Dave Watts

MP, St Helens North

St Helens North Labour

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How Dave Watts voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails

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Dave Watts occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions 21 Jul 2014

    The current problems in Birmingham academies and my experiences of Byrchall high in my constituency lead me to believe that the last Secretary of State left academy schools completely unaccountable. Will the new Secretary of State take action and change the regulations to force head teachers, at the least, to give a written response to MPs’ inquiries?
  • Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] 4 Jun 2014

    The Prime Minister obviously has no idea about the poverty that exists now in our communities. Will he visit one of my local food banks, when it is open, to see what damage his policies are doing to Britain?
  • Business of the House 8 May 2014

    Given today’s poll demonstrating that the public believe that the NHS is deteriorating under this Government’s rule, may we have a debate on why that is, and may we have some indication of how they intend to repair the damage they have done?

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Labour MP for St Helens North

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Combat Clothing
  • Magistrates
  • Local Government Finance
  • West Coast Main Line
  • Middle East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 18 Jun 2012)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Jul 2012)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (11 May 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 23 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 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 123 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing questionnaires:
£75 fee. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid to my constituency party. (Registered 9 September 2013)
£75 fee. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid to my constituency party. (Registered 19 November 2013)
Questionnaire completed for Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY
Hours: 60 mins. Fee waived. (Registered 9 September 2013; updated 25 November 2013)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 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 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flight £550, additional transport £60, accommodation, food and drink £1,190; total £1,800. Some hospitality provided by the Israeli Government, Palestinian Authority, British Embassy and the IDC Herzliya.
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Date of visit: 29 September-4 October 2013
Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with defence and security focus
(Registered 16 October 2013)

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