Ian Austin

Dudley North Labour

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How Ian Austin voted
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Ian Austin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill 1 Apr 2014

    The jobs going to young people will be particularly welcome in the black country, where long-term youth unemployment is twice as high as it is across the country as a whole. To tackle the issue of plans adding up at the next election, would it not be simple for the Government to follow our proposal to subject our plans to independent scrutiny by the Office for Budget Responsibility? Why does...
  • Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Register: Dudley 1 Apr 2014

    To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in Dudley Metropolitan Borough.
  • Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Register: West Midlands 1 Apr 2014

    To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in (a) Sandwell Metropolitan Borough, (b) Walsall Metropolitan Borough, (c) Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough and (d) Birmingham City.

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Labour MP for Dudley North

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Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 170 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 63.67% 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.
  • 67 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Austin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 158 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

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: 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).
Address of donor: c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
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 and China.
(Registered 28 November 2013)

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