David Anderson

MP, Blaydon

Blaydon Labour

David Anderson’s voting in Parliament

David Anderson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of David Anderson’s votes.

  • Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of David Anderson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Anderson’s full vote analysis page for more.

David Anderson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Blaydon

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — 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
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Departmental Billing
  • Trade Unions
  • Industrial Diseases: Compensation

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 14 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 16 Jan 2009)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 167 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 65.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Anderson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 307 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Communications Workers Union (North East Region)
Address of donor: 6 Concept Court, Kettlestring Lane, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: Fire Brigades Union
Address of donor: Bradley House, 68 Coombe Rd, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 7AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: Gainford Care Homes Ltd
Address of donor: Gainford House, Picktree Lane, Chester-Le-Street DH3 3SR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 02935370

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 June 2015)

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