How Ian Austin voted
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Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Ian Austin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I have held a dozen public meetings on immigration over the past few weeks, and it is absolutely clear that my constituents in Dudley do not think it is fair that people should be able to come to the UK to be unemployed. They do not think that people should be able to claim benefits as soon as they arrive, or, as the Prime Minister proposes, after a few short months. They think that people...
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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
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 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 146 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 64.66% 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") 166 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
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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