How Iain Wright voted
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Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Iain Wright never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Exactly 100 years today, the towns of Hartlepool and West Hartlepool were attacked by German forces. This is probably the single most momentous day in my constituency’s history, a day which for ever altered civilian life and the way in which modern warfare is conducted. The bombardment of the Hartlepools has been remembered and commemorated ever since, none more so than today, its...
It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Southend West (Mr Amess). He has been a Member of this House since 1983, which is a remarkable achievement of longevity, and longevity has been a theme of today’s debate—both the importance of longevity in the fishing industry and the longevity of some of my colleagues, particularly my hon. Friends the Members for Great Grimsby...
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Labour MP for Hartlepool
Entered House of Commons on 30 September 2004 — Byelection
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Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Wind Power: Seas and Oceans
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Departmental NDPBs
- Manufacturing Industries
- Agriculture: Technology
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government (28 Jun 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (16 Jan 2007 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (8 Dec 2006 to 2 Jul 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (27 Jun 2006 to 6 Sep 2006)
- PPS (Ms Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (before 10 Nov 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (20 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 112 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 72.48% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 18 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 594 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP
(b) Name of donor: Longhill Environmental Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Hartlepool Innovation Centre, Venture Court, Hartlepool TS25 5TG
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(b) Date of receipt: 17 June 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 17 June 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration no 05132646
(b) (Registered 16 July 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC)
Address of donor: Room H224, The Wilton Centre, Wilton, Redcar TS10 4RF
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,391 paid direct by NEPIC, towards travel and accommodation
Date of visit: 1-9 March 2014
Purpose of visit: process industry trade mission
(Registered 28 March 2014)
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