How Ian Austin voted
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Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Ian Austin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Probation Service has spent on agency staff in each month of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department issues on the use of agency staff by the Probation Service.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of large companies' use of lengthy payment terms for suppliers on suppliers' ability to trade.
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Labour MP for Dudley North
Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental Official Hospitality
- Departmental Official Cars
- Departmental Travel
- Translation Services
- Departmental Secondment
Currently held offices
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 4 Nov 2013)
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)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 9 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 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 187 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 64.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
- 71 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Austin’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 174 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.
(a) Donations to my constituency
party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Sir Trevor Chinn
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 5 March 2015)
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