David Anderson

Former MP, Blaydon

Blaydon Labour

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How David Anderson voted
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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David Anderson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing 26 Mar 2015

    The Minister repeatedly says we need to have confidence in the police, but as someone who was accused by a former Conservative Government of being one of the “enemy within”, I find it hard to have confidence. I also do not have confidence in the people behind the police. This investigation has to consider not only the role of the police but who they were being instructed by. This...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Building Workers: Shrewsbury 25 Mar 2015

    If he will expedite the review of papers held on people convicted in 1973 in relation to alleged incidents during the national building workers’ strike at building sites in the Shrewsbury area so that the review is completed as soon as possible.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Building Workers: Shrewsbury 25 Mar 2015

    I am very grateful for that answer, and I wish I believed it. Sadly, it was confirmed in a debate yesterday afternoon that despite this House overwhelmingly agreeing on 23 January last year that the papers would be released—and that Ministers would assist in getting the papers released—they have not been. The campaign has consistently met blockages. I am calling on the Minister...

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Former Labour MP for Blaydon

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Departmental Billing
  • Trade Unions
  • Industrial Diseases: Compensation
  • Departmental Redundancy Pay

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 30 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 24 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Dec 2010)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (29 Jun 2010 to 3 Nov 2010)
  • Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 Oct 2008 to unknown)
  • PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (20 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Oct 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 92 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 55.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 283 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 8 April 2014)

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