John Robertson

Glasgow North West Labour

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How John Robertson voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately 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

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John Robertson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions 10 Apr 2014

    The Secretary of State said earlier that investment in businesses would go ahead next year, but today we have heard about the closure of coal mines. Will the Minister explain why, according to figures from Bloomberg New Energy, investment in clean energy in the United Kingdom is due to hit a five-year low this year? What is happening to that investment?
  • Written Answers — International Development: Climate Change: IPCC Report 9 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of conclusions of the recent UN IPCC report on the effects of climate change on developing countries.
  • Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Energy Price Freeze 2 Apr 2014

    I find the Secretary of State’s rather patronising attitude towards my right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) somewhat distasteful. [Interruption.] I know he is not listening, but it will be in Hansard. He can read about it later. If he wants to conduct his politics in that manner, may I suggest he goes out in the street to do so? Or he should try to conduct...

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Labour MP for Glasgow North West


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Deloitte
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit
  • Internet
  • Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Selection Committee (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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 128 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.09% 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") 451 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.


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