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Conservative MP for St Albans
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Anne Main voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, International Development, Treasury, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Bangladesh, Departmental Data Protection, Tax Credits, Hotels, Departmental Property
(based on written questions asked by Anne Main and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Chairman, Pensions Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Energy Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 12)
- Planning Bill Committee (0 out of 18)
- Energy Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (2 out of 5)
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 573W, on Israel, what recent representations he has made to the Israeli government about forced evictions inside Israel under the Prawer Plan.”
- Business Rates (4 Dec 2013)
“I am pleased to be able to speak in the debate. There are many small businesses in St Albans, and I think that there is consensus in the House that business rates impose an onerous task on them in particular. As was pointed out by my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield North (Nick de Bois), they are a tax on properties, and they are indeed onerous. However, there are many other strands to the...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Energy Bills (2 Dec 2013)
“Does my right hon. Friend agree that these problems have built up over many years and were not tackled by the previous Labour Government? He may also wish to know that in 2006, under the previous Government, fuel poverty in St Albans was at 6.4%, and it rose to a height of 13.7%. Does he agree that freezing energy for one year only would do nothing and that we need a sustained approach to...”
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- Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above 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 76.11% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 246 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£17,859 (363rd)||£22,091 (289th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£20,385|
|Office running costs||£11,275 (557th)||£13,246 (509th)||£23,111 (153rd)||£20,000|
|Staffing costs||£94,852 (339th)||£87,133 (342nd)||£76,037 (543rd)||£73,317|
|Communications Allowance||£13,492 (47th)||£14,204 (28th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,278 (529th)1||£4,715 (481st)2||£5,284 (451st)||£6,362|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£24 (423rd)||£31 (joint 421st with 1 other)||£15|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£32 (333rd)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,465 (325th)||£740 (346th)||£894 (joint 317th with 1 other)||£1,483|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,318 (197th)||£3,445 (236th)||£2,643||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,298 (joint 183rd with 3 others)||£1,233 (joint 77th with 7 others)||£1,233|
|Total||£144,253 (391st)||£146,769 (324th)||£132,145 (428th)||£125,438|