Kevan Jones

MP, North Durham

North Durham Labour

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How Kevan Jones voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Kevan Jones hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • County Durham Plan — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] 3 Mar 2015

    I take exception to the Minister saying that, because what has been put forward is an ambitious plan. She seems to be saying that on the one hand we need economic growth for the north-east, but on the other the plan is not achievable. The problem is treating County Durham as a small market county; it is a large county. If housing is not put in my area, it will be put somewhere else, which...
  • County Durham Plan — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] 3 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. County Durham is a beautiful county and a great place to live, but it is not a delicate flower, to be protected in a glass case. Its history is one of economic development and change, going back to the early Normans who built Durham cathedral, and including the expansion of coal mining, and steel making at Consett, in the 18th and...
  • County Durham Plan — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] 3 Mar 2015

    I agree. It has a can-do attitude—and that is what is behind the plan. To say that it is too ambitious is wrong. We cannot let our constituents down and think we can go along somehow, just tinkering at the edges, with time passing us by. There are communities in my constituency, as I have said, whose economic life blood went years ago. We need to provide them with industry, jobs and...

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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
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • HMS Victory
  • Army: Recruitment
  • Alliance Medical
  • Adam Werritty
  • Ministers' Private Offices

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Defence)

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)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 28 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Defence Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 19 Jan 2009)

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 339 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.09% 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevan Jones’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 787 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:
Payment of £75, for participation in January 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 March 2014)
Payment of £75, for participation in May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 5 August 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in July 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 October 2014)
12 February, 2015, payment of £75 for participation in November 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 February 2015)
Payment from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Payment of £80 for participation in survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 October 2014)
Payment of £200 for participation in Winter 2014 Survey.  Hours:  2 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2015)
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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