Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Ian Austin voted on key issues
- Voted strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I think that we need to send out a search party to find the backbones that many European Governments, including our own, appear to have misplaced. The west has never seemed more unable or unwilling to stand up for its values. That weakness has clearly emboldened Putin—a KGB thug. Surely we should be pressing the case much more robustly for sanctions and asset freezing. What I cannot...
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will hold a consultation with (a) individuals and (b) groups on the biomass conversion project at Eggborough power station.
More of Ian Austin's recent appearances
Labour MP for Dudley North
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Official Hospitality
- Departmental Official Cars
- Departmental Travel
- Translation Services
- Departmental Contracts
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (the West Midlands), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (the West Midlands), Department for Communities and Local Government (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer), HM Treasury (5 Feb 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 176 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 63.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 156 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
(a) Name of donor: Dudley North CLP
(a) Address of donor: c/o Turner House, Wrens Nest Road, Dudley DY1 3RU
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Money raised at a fundraising event for the benefit of Dudley North Constituency Labour Party
and one other constituency Labour Party in support of me and another Labour MP. The total raised was £23,366.86 which includes no registrable donations, and Dudley North CLP received £12,683.43
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 18 July 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (sponsored by HSBC
, Arup, GKN
, Cambridge Assessment, John Swire & Sons and City of London).
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, Chinese visas, accommodation and transport; total cost £1,633
Destination of visit: Shanghai and surrounding area
Date of visit: 18-24 October 2013
Purpose of visit: To learn more about the business environment in China and to promote economic contact and trade between the UK
(Registered 28 November 2013)
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