Kevan Jones

MP, North Durham

North Durham Labour

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How Kevan Jones voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Kevan Jones hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Social Rented Housing 20 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2014 to Question 211790, how many personnel have been placed on his Department's referral scheme co-ordinated by the Joint Service Housing Advice Office in each year since it was established and prior to 2010; and how many personnel so referred successfully found accommodation through the scheme in each such year.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Guided Weapons 20 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2014 to Question 211698, which aircraft delivery platform will be used to house the Brimstone Missile launch system once the Tornado aircraft platform retires in 2019 and before the conversion of the Brimstone Missile launch system on the Typhoon aircraft in 2021.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Reserve Recruitment 17 Nov 2014

    The Army Reserve has expanded by just 20 troops in the past year—20, not the 30,000 personnel promised by the Prime Minister. Capita is being paid 50 million a year to assist in recruitment, meaning that each new net recruit costs taxpayers 2.5 million. That does not include the millions spent on online and other advertising campaigns. The Minister is failing so badly, two...

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

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)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 312 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 71.62% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 759 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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 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)
Payment from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Payment of £200 for participation in interview for MP’s survey.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 January 2014)
Payment of £80 for participation in survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 October 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
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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