Tony Cunningham

MP, Workington

Workington Labour

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How Tony Cunningham voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails

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Tony Cunningham hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Workington

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • International Development
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Developing Countries: Health Services
  • Meningitis: Vaccination
  • Health Services
  • Plastics: Recycling
  • Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Selection Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (11 May 2005 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Catering Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Mr Elliot Morley, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 82 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion survey
Received £150 for opinion survey in October 2012.  Payment donated to charity. Hours : 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 September 2013)
Received £200 for opinion survey in September 2013. Fee donated to local heritage group. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2013)
Payment of £70 received from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1V 8RT for opinion survey, May 2012. Payment donated to charity. Hours : 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2013)
Payments received from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA for opinion surveys. All payments donated to charity:
May 2012, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2013)
December 2012, received £75. Hours: 30 mins (Registered 12 September 2013)
January 2013, received £75. Hours: 30 mins (Registered 12 September 2013)
March 2013, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2013)
October 2013, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 3 February 2014)
November 2013, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 3 February 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 28 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: RESULTS UK
Address of donor: Second Floor, 31-33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation; total £1,583
Destination of visit: Ethiopia
Date of visit: 16-21 February 2013
Purpose of visit: RESULTS UK delegation to study the impact of tuberculosis and child health
(Registered 6 August 2013)
Name of donor: UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
Address of donor: Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, hotel and travel allowance; total £662.09
Destination of visit: Geneva
Date of visit: 6-7 March 2013
Purpose of visit: to discuss the work of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
(Registered 6 August 2013)

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