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Liberal Democrat MP for Brent Central
- Also represented Brent East
- Entered Parliament on 18 September 2003 — Byelection
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Sarah Teather voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education and Skills, Home Department, Deputy Prime Minister, Health, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental ICT, Departmental Pay, Housing, Departmental Land, Correspondence
(based on written questions asked by Sarah Teather and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (0 out of 4)
- Sale of Student Loans Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Further Education and Training Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Education and Inspections Bill Committee (21 out of 21)
- Health Protection Agency Bill Committee (1 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many family visit visa applications to the UK there were in the years ending 8 July (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013, by (i) overall number of decisions made, (ii) number of family visit visa grants, (iii) number of family visit visa refusals, (iv) number of family visit visa applications withdrawn and (v) number of family visit visa...”
- Written Answers — Justice: Immigration: Appeals (12 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many decisions subject to an appeal to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier tribunal have been withdrawn by the Home Department within five days of the appeal date in each of the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Deportation (12 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many removal directions served on immigration detainees have been cancelled and reset in each of the last five years.”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 77 written questions in the last year — 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 65.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 311 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£2,812 (joint 1st with 47 others)||£2,712 (joint 1st with 46 others)||£2,613||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£0|
|Office running costs||£25,379 (51st)||£26,118 (38th)||£21,588 (203rd)||£21,344||£18,774 (275th)||£14,090 (589th)|
|Staffing costs||£95,094 (329th)||£83,630 (454th)||£83,117 (370th)||£79,812||£83,659 (25th)||£50,624 (635th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,314 (199th)||£8,013 (329th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,366 (604th)1||£1,545 (600th)2||£1,577 (602nd)||£1,973||£952 (639th)||£0|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,133 (250th)||£933 (248th)||£1,755 (123rd)||£1,655||£1,637 (148th)||£933 (291st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,217 (342nd)||£4,500 (163rd)||£4,309||£3,581 (213th)||£3,012 (261st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,158 (joint 400th with 2 others)||£1,063 (316th)||£1,022||£30 (655th)||£30 (652nd)|
|Total||£139,201 (468th)||£126,426 (564th)||£116,312 (578th)||£112,728||£110,251 (543rd)||£68,689 (657th)|