John Leech

MP, Manchester, Withington

Manchester, Withington Liberal Democrat

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How John Leech voted
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  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU 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
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John Leech quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 22 Jan 2015

    Given that Responsible Gambling Trust research into fixed odds betting terminals showed that four out of five gamblers staking the average 13 spin exhibited problem gambling characteristics, can we have a debate on the Floor of the House to discuss whether the Government’s proposals will have any impact whatever?
  • Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Trident Renewal 20 Jan 2015

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement Group 15 Jan 2015

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the controversial Glazer family takeover at Manchester United—against the wishes of the vast majority of United fans. This saddled the club with vast debts to pay for the takeover. Does the Minister agree that football clubs and their supporters should be better protected from these predatory takeovers that can threaten the long-term viability of...

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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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — 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 67.03% 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") 145 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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: Robin Grayson
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,598.07
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 1 August 2014)

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