How John Leech voted
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Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system 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 moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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John Leech quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament
The coalition Government have rightly given their support to the proposed new West Didsbury primary school, to provide much-needed additional places. As we conclude the final consultation phase, will my right hon. Friend assure me that the Government will maintain coalition support for those vital new places, despite ideological opposition from Manchester city council?
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...
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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
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Conditions of Employment
- Roads: Accidents
- 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 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 32 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 67.17% 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: 13 Oct 2014.
(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)
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)
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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