Iain Wright

MP, Hartlepool

Hartlepool Labour

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How Iain Wright voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Iain Wright never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Health: NHS: Nurseries 10 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information his Department holds on the number of NHS trusts that provide nursery facilities for staff and patients; (2) what information his Department holds on the number of nurseries run by NHS trusts that (a) have closed since 2010 and (b) plan to close in the next three years.
  • Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Exhaust Emissions: Hartlepool 8 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on (a) air quality and (b) pollution levels caused by vehicles in Hartlepool constituency; and if she will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Transport: Rolling Stock: North East 4 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he with ensure that Pacer trains operating on services in the North East are replaced rather than modified; and if he will make a statement.

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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 (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)

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 99 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 72.71% 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.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Iain Wright’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 585 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
(b) Address of donor: 2 New Street Square London EC4A 3BZ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment, with an estimated value of £2,000, of an assistant from Deloitte for one day a week, working solely on a specific development project for me in my capacity as Shadow Minister for Competitiveness and Enterprise
(b) Date of receipt: 22 April 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 22 April 2013
(b) Donor status: LLP
(b) (Registered 23 May 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Inmarsat
Address of donor: 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, £5,693 (including tax); accommodation, £362; total £6,055
Destination of visit: Cayenne, French Guiana
Date of visit: 24-26 July 2013
Purpose of visit: to view launch of Alphasat satellite in capacity as Shadow Minister for Competitiveness and Enterprise.
(Registered 20 August 2013)
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
Destination of visit: Mumbai and Bangalore, India
Date of visit: 1-9 March 2014
Purpose of visit: process industry trade mission
(Registered 28 March 2014)

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