Colin Challen

Former MP, Morley and Rothwell

Morley and Rothwell Labour

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How Colin Challen voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Colin Challen sometimes rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Wills 30 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase the number of people who make wills.
  • Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress 24 Feb 2010

    There is a great deal of truth in what the hon. Gentleman says. However, even with the small, state-of-the-art pilot project in Germany, people have to be convinced about having the carbon under their land. It is not always out in the North sea, which sounds very nice and offshore, as if it will never come back and bite us. In storing something like that underground, one has to find the legal...
  • Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood): New Clause 8 — Reports on decarbonisation and CCS progress 24 Feb 2010

    I entirely accept the urgency of this. I want an EPS to be in place at some point in the not too distant future. New clause 8 would allow for that and, as the Minister has said, existing legislation permits it. We will have this standard when we better understand the technology, legalities, disposal, transport and all the rest of it, and I do not think that that can be established in 12 months.

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Transport
  • Departmental Staff (Home Working)
  • Iraq
  • Departmental Telephone Services
  • Climate Change
  • USA: Military Bases

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — 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 72.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 37 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 128 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Comres for taking part in opinion surveys. Address: Comres, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Money raised in this way is spent entirely on the production costs of my climate change newsletter.
Received £50 for taking part in an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 October 2009)
Received £75 for taking part in an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 February 2010)
Payments from Populus for taking part in opinion surveys. Address: Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT. Money raised in this way is spent entirely on the production costs of my climate change newsletter.
Received £50 for taking part in an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 October 2009)
Received £50 for taking part in an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 February 2010)
Payments from BPRI for taking part in opinion surveys. Address: BPRI, 24 - 28 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2PX. Money raised in this way is spent entirely on the production costs of my climate change newsletter.
Received £75 for taking part in an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 October 2009)
Received £75 for taking part in an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 February 2010)
Payment from Ipsos MORI for taking part in opinion survey. Address: 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY. Money raised in this way is spent entirely on the production costs of my climate change newsletter.
Received £150 for taking part in opinion survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 February 2010)
6. Overseas visits
10-14 July 2009, to the Republic of Korea for the annual meeting of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future. My air travel and hotel costs were met by the UK-Korea Forum. (Registered 23 June 2009)
Name of donor: Heinrich Boll Foundation North America
Address of donor: Washington Office, 1638 R Street, NW, Suite 120, Washington, DC 20009, USA.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £781
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Date of visit: 7 - 8 October 2009
Purpose of visit: to attend the conference: From Partnership to Leadership—Transatlantic Solutions for a Low-Carbon Economy. This conference was part-funded by the EU.
(Registered 21 October 2009)

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