How John Robertson voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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John Robertson never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Whether the Government have made a final decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products.
I thank the Minister for her answer, albeit a disappointing one. Given the majority support for standardised packaging in this place and the fact that elected Members have backed it, perhaps she could explain why the Government have not come to a decision? Will she consider having a debate in the House on the subject, with a vote that people can take forward so that they believe that this...
I congratulate my hon. Friend on getting this Bill to its Second Reading debate. The Government have been throwing all these facts and figures at us about how the number of doctors is increasing all the time, but these things started under Labour, It takes seven years for a doctor to be a decent practitioner, and we are the ones who made a start on this, not the Government.
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Labour MP for Glasgow North West
Entered House of Commons on 23 November 2000 — Byelection
Also represented Glasgow Anniesland
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Energy and Climate Change
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Personal Independence Payment
- Universal Credit
Currently held offices
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- PPS (Dr Kim Howells, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (before 10 Nov 2005 to 16 Oct 2008)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 71 written questions in the last year — above 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 63.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 457 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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