How Ann McKechin voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Ann McKechin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
My right hon. Friend is making a persuasive argument. Does he agree that, constitutionally, the role of local or regional government needs to be safeguarded, so that central Government, both here and in Scotland, do not dictate the level of council tax or revenue raised by local authorities, thereby hemming in their ability to react to local demands?
My right hon. Friend said that the aim would be to reduce risk and for banks to be more cautious, but if we are to encourage innovation in manufacturing, would we not require an investment bank at state level that could fund the riskier levels of innovation to ensure that they get to market, because they are not at the point where they would be commercially viable?
I am interested to hear what the hon. Gentleman is saying. He will be aware that the balance between wages and capital has shifted significantly in favour of capital over the past 30 years. Does he agree that the way in which we tax and provide reliefs to capital is key to controlling that balance? Does he also agree that we need to do more to increase wage levels, which have historically...
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Labour MP for Glasgow North
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Glasgow Maryhill
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Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- International Development
- Conditions of Employment
- UK Export Finance
- Housing Benefit
- Mortgages: Government Assistance
Currently held offices
- Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Scotland) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scotland Office (14 Nov 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State, Scotland Office (17 Sep 2008 to 14 Nov 2008)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jan 2009)
- Member, Standing Orders Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Information Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 88 written questions in the last year — well above 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 73.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 242 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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