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Conservative MP for Eddisbury
- Entered Parliament on 22 July 1999 — Byelection
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Stephen O'Brien voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Trade and Industry, Treasury, Education and Skills, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Social Services, NHS: Ict, Departmental Internet, NHS: Information and Communications Technology, Medical Records: Databases
(based on written questions asked by Stephen O'Brien and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- NHS Redress Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Co-operatives and CommunityBenefit Societies Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Finance Bill Committee (13 out of 16)
- Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Land Registration Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Education Bill Committee (12 out of 20)
- Tributes to Nelson Mandela (9 Dec 2013)
“I pay tribute to Mr Speaker for enabling today’s proceedings to take place, and to all the previous speakers. Their words speak for us all and we should let them stand and not be repeated. I simply wish to add one brief perspective. It is from one who never met Nelson Mandela personally, but was deeply inspired by him. My perspective is a point of coincidence, which I modestly share...”
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (9 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps the Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil is currently taking to encourage drilling to determine the amount of recoverable onshore and offshore shale gas in (a) the UK and (b) Bowland Shale in Lancashire.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Fracking (9 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to encourage investment in hydraulic fracturing technologies and exploration of shale onshore and offshore gas reserves.”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 58.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 592 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. 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||£23,797 (88th)||£23,034 (183rd)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£18,588 (342nd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,739 (joint 234th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£22,554 (100th)||£23,426 (81st)||£24,250 (117th)||£21,727||£18,521 (309th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,862 (169th)|
|Staffing costs||£99,252 (189th)||£88,143 (308th)||£83,456 (354th)||£82,260||£75,017 (142nd)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£51,276 (139th)|
|Members' Travel||£15,437 (62nd)1||£13,537 (114th)2||£14,625 (76th)||£11,763||£18,857 (72nd)||£14,664 (159th)||£14,218 (168th)||£11,719 (146th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,591 (34th)||£1,056 (97th)||£0||£594||£0||£238 (351st)||£216 (joint 370th with 1 other)||£206 (355th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£371 (joint 225th with 1 other)||£725 (157th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£172 (joint 62nd with 1 other)||£100 (85th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,351 (334th)||£351 (562nd)||£546 (513th)||£509||£653 (430th)||£492 (514th)||£461 (577th)||£298 (joint 615th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,504 (joint 468th with 1 other)||£2,545 (334th)||£2,154||£2,221 (371st)||£1,942 (424th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,151 (joint 415th with 1 other)||£1,299 (44th)||£242||£1,766 (484th)||£1,766 (475th)||£1,524 (532nd)||£1,320 (516th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£2,367 (61st)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£166,523 (106th)||£153,027 (216th)||£148,831 (104th)||£140,883||£140,304 (63rd)||£128,262 (150th)||£123,587 (94th)||£100,420 (88th)|