David Miliband

Former MP, South Shields

South Shields Labour

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How David Miliband voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition feesDetails

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David Miliband never rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • CCTV: European Council 11 Feb 2013

    I am sure that the Prime Minister is right to say that no deal would be very damaging, both for Europe and for Britain. Could he say something about the part of his statement that referred to a new power for the European Parliament to negotiate flexibilities over years, and I think also over budget heads? On one reading, that is a sensible bit of flexibility; on another, it is a chance for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill 8 Jan 2013

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brent Central (Sarah Teather). The truth is that all western economies need to refashion their social contract to cope with demographic and economic change—expanding child care versus higher child benefit; housing benefit versus house building; and long-term care versus reliefs and benefits for old age. In each case, we need to choose. The...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill 8 Jan 2013

    I do not want to give the hon. Gentleman a maths lesson—I did not get good marks in maths—but percentages are percentages; that is the whole point. If we change the denominator it plays through in the percentage that comes later. I do not want to get too diverted by that, but I thank him for the extra 50 seconds. Let me get on to the question of affordability, which is central to...

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Former Labour MP for South Shields

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left Parliament on 15 April 2013 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Afghanistan: Politics and Government
  • Burma: Political Prisoners
  • Afghanistan: International Assistance
  • Human Rights

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (13 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Foreign Secretary (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Communities and Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (18 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (11 May 2005 to 18 May 2005)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (16 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills (29 May 2002 to 16 Dec 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — well below 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 46.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 162 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 141 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 961 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Apr 2013.

1. Directorships
Vice-Chairman and non-executive director, Sunderland AFC, from 1 February 2011, 12-15 days a year, £75,000. Address: Sunderland AFC, Stadium of Light, Sunderland SR5 1SU
Received £25,000 on 23 June 2011. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 13 April 2012)
Received £25,000 on 23 October 2011. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 13 April 2012)
Received £25,000 on 23 July 2012.  Hours: 3 days. (Registered 3 August 2012)
Received £25,000. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 25 October 2012)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for speeches from London Speaker Bureau. Address: Elsinore House, 77 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JA:
Payment of £15,000 for speaking at the Simonsen annual dinner, Simonsen Advokatfirma DA, Filipstad Brygge 1, PO Box 2043, Vika, 0125, Oslo, Norway on 26 April 2012. Travel and accommodation also paid, value £1,711. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 16 May 2012)
Fee of £14,000 for speaking at Global Arc event at the Landmark Hotel, London, on 23 May 2012. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 29 June 2012)
Fee of £14,000 for speaking at Cameron McKenna LLP Partner Dinner at Claridge’s Hotel, London on 14 June 2012. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 June 2012)
Fee of £12,750 for speaking at St James’ Place Wealth Management annual meeting event at The O2, London on 25 January 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 1 February 2013)
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Senior Global Advisor, Oxford Analytica; from 10 March 2011; payment on project basis. Address: 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH.
Payment of £6,000  Hours: 1 day. (Registered 14 May 2012)
Payment of £12,000. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 25 October 2012)
Senior Advisor to VantagePoint CleanTech Advisory Council, from 1 August 2011. Address: VantagePoint Capital Partners, 1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 300, San Bruno, CA 94066. Payment on a quarterly basis. (£90,001-£95,000) (Registered 22 July 2011)
Quarterly payment of £23,210. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 9 May 2012)
Quarterly payment of £23,210.  Hours: 1 day. (Registered 3 August 2012)
Quarterly payment of £23,210. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 25 October 2012)
Quarterly payment of £23,210. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 1 February 2013)
Member of the Advisory Board to the Sir Bani Yas Forum hosted by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chatham House. (£60,001-£65,000)
Payment of £64,475 from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 1, Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Registered 29 November 2012)
Transport and accommodation to Sir Bani Yas Forum on Future of Middle East, 15-18 November 2012, provided by Foreign Ministry of UAE; cost £4,935. Hours: 3 days work. (Registered 29 November 2012)
Senior Advisor to Indus Basin Holdings, from 30 January 2012. Address: No 5, Street 15, Sector F-7/2, Islamabad, Pakistan. Payment on a quarterly basis. (Registered 16 February 2012)
Quarterly payment of £7,560.85 from Indus Basin Holdings. Hours: half a day. (Registered 19 May 2012)
Quarterly payment of £7,560.85 from Indus Basin Holdings.  Hours: half a day. (Registered 3 August 2012)
Received travel (valued at £4,650.63) and accommodation for a week’s teaching from 2 to 7 April 2012 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. No fee paid. Hours: 6 days. (Registered 9 May 2012)
Fee of £12,500 for speaking to the Bridgepoint annual meeting of investors on 9 May 2012.  Address of payer:  Bridgepoint, 30 Warwick Street, London W1B 5AL. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 May 2012)
Payment of £450 for article in Evening Standard published 22 October 2012. Address: 2 Derry Street, London W8 5EE. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 November 2012)
Fee of £2,250 for attending roundtable discussion at Danish Media Festival on 12 November 2012. Travel and accommodation also paid; value £2,923. Address of payer: Dansk Journalistforbund, Gammel Strand 42, 1202 Kobenhaven K, Denmark. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 13 December 2012)
Payment of £2,000 for article published in the Daily Mail on 3 December 2012. Address: Associated Newspapers Limited, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 1 February 2013)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Prudential Plc
Address of donor : Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 2 Olympic tickets; total value £840
Date of receipt of donation: 15 July 2012
Date of acceptance of donation: 7 August 2012
Donor status: company registration 1397169
(Registered 3 September 2012)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor:  Government of Jordan
Address of donor:  The Royal Hashemite Court, PO Box 5166 11183 Amman, Jordan
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation; estimated at £2,043
Destination of visit: Aqaba, Jordan
Date of visit: 3-5 May 2012
Purpose of visit:  to attend the Aqaba foreign policy forum, organised by the Government of Jordan
(Registered 25 May 2012)
Name of donor: Africa Governance Initiative
Address of donor: P.O. Box 60519, London W2 7JU
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation; estimated cost £4,995
Destination of visit: South Sudan
Date of visit: 28-31 May 2012
Purpose of visit: pro bono advice on organization of government
(Registered 29 June 2012)
Address of donor: Embassy of the State of Qatar, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): approx £4,000 for air travel and accommodation
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar
Date of visit: 20 -22 May 2012
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at the 12th Doha Forum conference on Middle East Security, on a panel with another Member.
(Registered 15 August 2012)
Name of donor: Chief Executives Organisation
Address of donor: L7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 400, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-2507, USA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): approx £5,895.64 for air travel and accommodation
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Date of visit: 1-5 October 2012
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at the CEO Global Leaders Forum
(Registered 25 October 2012)
Name of donor: Indus Basin Holdings
Address of donor: No 5, Street 15, Sector F-7/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation; estimated at £4,942
Destination of visit: Lahore, Pakistan
Date of visit: 8-11 October 2012
Purpose of visit: to meet with businesses and politicians
(Registered 25 October 2012)
9. Shareholdings
(b) Indus Basin Holdings
11. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Sponsorship of the 2013 South Shields Lecture, which I organise, by GMB, Northumbrian Water Ltd, Abbey Rd, Pity Me, Thompsons Solicitors, Ward Hadaway and Nova International Ltd. (Registered 25 October 2012; updated 29 November 2012 and 1 February 2013)

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