Ian Austin

MP, Dudley North

Dudley North Labour

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How Ian Austin voted
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  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Ian Austin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 10 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2014, Official Report, column 278W, on personal independence payment, what progress he has made since that answer on ensuring that no applicant for personal independence payment waits more than 16 weeks for an assessment.
  • Written Answers — Health: Dialysis Machines 9 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect that proposed changes to tariffs for Renal Dialysis in Monitor's 2015/16 National Tariff Payments System: Engagement on national prices consultation would have on health outcomes for kidney patients.

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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

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

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 157 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 64.82% 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.
  • 68 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Austin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 161 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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