A selection of Tom Watson's votes
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Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Details
Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
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Tom Watson never rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) women and (b) men aged 24 and over were enrolled in further education courses at level 3 or above in each academic year since 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the communications system supporting UK Reapers utilises the US Predator Primary Satellite Link and relay station at Ramstein airbase, Germany.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department will lead the joint French-UK Reaper training; and where that training will take place.
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Labour MP for West Bromwich East
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Culture Media and Sport
- Unmanned Air Vehicles
- Departmental Internet
- Departmental Official Cars
- Departmental Theft
Other offices held in the past
- Deputy Chair, Labour Party (7 Oct 2011 to 4 Jul 2013)
- Labour Party Deputy Chair; Campaign Co-ordinator (7 Oct 2011 to 4 Jul 2013)
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (13 Jul 2009 to 17 Sep 2012)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (2 Jul 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (5 May 2006 to 6 Sep 2006)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General), HM Treasury (13 May 2004 to 2 Nov 2004)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (7 Jun 2001 to 14 Jul 2003)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 128 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 37.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 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.
- 106 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Watson’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 181 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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