Kevan Jones

MP, North Durham

North Durham Labour

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How Kevan Jones voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails

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Kevan Jones occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Defence: Animal Experiments 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many research experiments his Department has performed on animals since May 2010; and for what purpose and on which types of animal such experiments have been performed.
  • Written Answers — Defence: Apache AH-64 Helicopter 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when his Department will announce a decision on the future of the Apache helicopter upgrade; (2) what weighting his Department will give to (a) UK content, (b) UK employment and (c) a wider strategy of support for the UK helicopter production industry in taking a decision on the future of the Apache helicopter upgrade.
  • Written Answers — Defence: Buildings 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on refurbishing (a) gym and leisure facilities, (b) cafeteria and (c) interior decoration within (i) his Department and (ii) his Department-owned buildings in (A) 2013 and (B) 2014 to date.

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Labour MP for North Durham

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Alliance Medical
  • Adam Werritty
  • Ministers' Private Offices
  • Army: Recruitment
  • Armed Forces: Housing

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Administration Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Veterans) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 28 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Defence Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 237 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevan Jones’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 739 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:
Payment of £75 for participation in the October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 November 2013)
15 January 2014, payment of £75 for participation in November 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours:  30 mins. (Registered 22 January 2014)
Payment of £75, for participation in January 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours:  30 mins. (Registered 12 March 2014)
Payment from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Payment of £200 for interview in Summer MPs’ survey.  Hours: 2 hrs.(Registered 2 October 2013)
Payment of £200 for participation in interview for MP’s survey.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2013)
Payment of £200 for participation in interview for MP’s survey.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 January 2014)
Payments from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:
Payment of £80 for participation in research survey for MPs.  Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 15 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Inmarsat
Address of donor: 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, £5,693 (including tax); accommodation, £362; total £6,055
Destination of visit: Cayenne, French Guiana
Date of visit: 24-26 July 2013
Purpose of visit: to view launch of Alphasat in capacity as Shadow Minister for Armed Forces
(Registered 27 August 2013)
Address of donor:  PO Box 31966, Adu Dhabi, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  flights and accommodation with a value of £3,500
Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE
Date of visit:  16-19 November 2013
Purpose of visit:  to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures together with British Diplomats, in order to build on the strong bilateral relationship and further promote trade and investment ties.
(Registered 26 November 2013)
Address of donor: c/o 150 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation with a value of £903
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Date of visit: 4-5 December 2013
Purpose of visit: fact finding
(Registered 17 December 2013 )
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel 
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights costing £550, additional transport costing £60, and accommodation, food and drink with a value of: £640; a total value of £1,250. (Some hospitality was also provided by the Israeli Government, Palestinian Authority and the IDC Herzliya.)
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian territories
Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with defence and security focus
(Registered 15 January 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
I am an unremunerated director of the Prince Bishop Community Bank, a non-profit making credit union. I spend about an hour per month attending Board meetings.  (Registered 5 October 2012)

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