Mike Wood

MP, Batley and Spen

Batley and Spen Labour

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How Mike Wood voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails

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Mike Wood occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Criminal Investigation 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average time taken was by each arm of the Armed Forces to make serving personnel available to the civilian police in connection with criminal investigations in the most recent period for which figures are available; and how many approaches the civilian police have made to the Armed Forces for access to serving personnel in relation to...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Armed Forces: Arrests 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what process the civilian police must follow when attempting to arrest, summons or charge a serving member of the armed forces in connection with indictable offences.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Armed Forces: Arrests 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving military personnel have been arrested and charged with indictable offences by civilian police forces in each of the last five years.

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Labour MP for Batley and Spen

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Drugs: Rehabilitation
  • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
  • Iraq
  • Welfare Tax Credits
  • Immigration: Detention Centres

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 1 Mar 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 15 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 44.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 29 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.


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