Never rebels against their party in their last parliament
How David Cairns voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Has never voted on restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if the Government will allocate part of the budget for the 2011 Census awareness campaign to advertising through community radio stations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to consult on the draft of his Department's forthcoming sexual health strategy.
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Former Labour MP for Inverclyde
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Libraries and Archives Council
- Middle East: Peace Negotiations
- Middle East: International Assistance
- Palestinians: Overseas Aid
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State, Scotland Office (28 Jun 2007 to 17 Sep 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scotland Office (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Scotland Office), Scotland Office (10 May 2006 to 9 May 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Scotland Office), Northern Ireland Office (10 May 2006 to 9 May 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scotland Office (17 May 2005 to 10 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scotland Office (13 May 2005 to 16 May 2005)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
- PPS (Malcolm Wicks, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions (to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 63 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 47.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 37 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 256 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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Last updated: 3 May 2011.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Carlton House
, 27iA Carlton Drive, London SW15 2BS
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £876, covering international flights, accommodation, visa, transport and subsistence.
Date of visit: 14-24 September 2010
Purpose of visit: to participate in VSO
’s Parliamentarian Volunteering Scheme
(Registered 13 December 2010)
Address of donor: IAVI, Herengracht 208, 1016 BS
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,860.32
Destination of visit: Kenya and Uganda
Date of visit: 10-14 January 2011
Purpose of visit: to visit field-trials for potential AIDS vaccines being carried out by IAVI, and meet with AIDS campaigners in both countries.
(Registered 25 January 2011)
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