Iain Wright

MP, Hartlepool

Hartlepool Labour

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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details

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Iain Wright

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  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Infrastructure Development 26 Mar 2015

    The Minister mentioned the CBI, and Katja Hall of the CBI has said: “The vast majority of businesses back the creation of an independent body to assess the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs” as a means of finding “a new way to agree upon and then consistently deliver the improvements we’ll need over the next fifty years—not just the next five.” EEF...
  • Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2015

    I think you will agree, Madam Deputy Speaker, that this has been an excellent and often revealing debate on the impact of the Budget. I thank hon. Members for making excellent contributions. The Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee rightly criticised the Chancellor’s use of the words “walking tall”, which ring hollow when people are walking to a food bank....
  • Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2015

    As the shadow Chancellor says, the only way is up. We have just won two games on the trot, which is unusual for us. We are only four points away from the next team up, so we have everything to play for. My hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) told us that this Government’s tax and benefit changes mean that families are on average 1,127 a year...

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Labour MP for Hartlepool

Entered House of Commons on 30 September 2004 — Byelection


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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Departmental NDPBs
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Agriculture: Technology

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Jan 2007 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (7 Dec 2006 to 1 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 (10 Nov 2005 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (19 Jan 2005 to 12 Jul 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 85 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.
  • People have made 18 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 619 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(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 05132646
(b) (Registered 16 July 2014)

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