John Leech

MP, Manchester, Withington

Manchester, Withington Liberal Democrat

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How John Leech voted
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  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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John Leech quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    Does the shadow Secretary of State accept that although there is widespread support for the Bill in the House today, there is no guarantee that a future Parliament will be made up of people who are committed to allocating 0.7% of GDP to international aid? That is why it is important to have the Bill. We must ensure that a future Government who may not want to retain that commitment will have...
  • Written Answers — Health: Dental Services 5 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests have been made by dental practices in England for their Unit of Dental Activity price to be increased in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many such requests have been granted.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Council, Security and Middle East 1 Sep 2014

    A number of innocent British nationals of Syrian descent have already faced problems, including frozen and closed bank accounts, when returning from supporting humanitarian efforts in and around Syria. How will the Prime Minister ensure that innocent British nationals returning to the UK are not labelled as suspected terrorists?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Manchester, Withington

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Departmental Conditions of Employment
  • Roads: Accidents
  • Dentistry
  • Breast Cancer
  • Driving: Eyesight

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Transport Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Transport (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Transport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 143 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, food and travel within the country with a total value of £3,810.
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 2-9 September 2013
Purpose of visit: As a member of the All Party Light Rail Group as part of our enquiry into the growth and regeneration potential of light rail, meeting with politicians, officials and industry experts to discuss Light Rail.
(Registered 9 October 2013)
Address of donor: PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and other costs with a total value of £3,500
Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date of visit: 16-19 November 2013
Purpose of visit: to meet Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council, and senior business figures, together with British diplomats in order to build on the strong bilateral relationship and further promote trade and investment ties.
(Registered 9 December 2013)

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