Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Anderson voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- 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 reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Attorney-General whether any successful prosecutions have been made in the last five years against those accused of exporting horses and ponies for slaughter; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department takes to prevent horses and ponies being exported for slaughter.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve mental health provision in England.
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Manpower
- Departmental Billing
- Trade Unions
- Industrial Diseases: Compensation
- Departmental Redundancy Pay
Other offices held in the past
- 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 (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 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, Procedure Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 82 written questions in the last year — 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 59.58% 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 15–16 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") 252 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion survey:
January 2013, payment of £75. Payment donated to Blaydon Constituency Labour Party
. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 March 2013)
13 January 2014, payment of £75 for October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Payment donated to Blaydon Constituency Labour Party. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 22 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Anfal and Martyrs Affairs, Kurdistan
Address of donor: Erbil, Kurdistan Region
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £4,300
Destination of visit: Kurdistan
Date of visit: 12-17 March 2013
Purpose of visit: as part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group
on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Kurdish Genocide
(Registered 15 April 2013)
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