Ian Austin

MP, Dudley North

Dudley North Labour

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Ian Austin’s voting in Parliament

Ian Austin is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Ian Austin’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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Ian Austin has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Labour MP for Dudley North

Entered the 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, Education Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 9 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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)
  • Assistant Whip (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ian Austin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 167 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.55% 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.
  • 78 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Austin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 212 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,900

Date received: 3 May 2016

Date accepted: 3 May 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 May 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Ltd
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport; total £1,500

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date of visit: 11-15 December 2015

Purpose of visit: meetings and discussions on the Israel-Palestinian peace process with Israeli and Palestinian politicians and officials, and with academics, journalists, NGOs and community representatives.

(Registered 13 January 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,600 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, value £75. Minibus also provided but value unavailable.

Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories

Date of visit: 20-23 March 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.

(Registered 26 April 2016)

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