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Labour MP for Swansea East
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Siān James voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Transport, Home Department, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Railways, Sunbeds, Rail Services, Skin Cancer, Great Western Trains
(based on written questions asked by Siān James and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Saving Gateway Accounts Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Local Transport Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (10 out of 11)
- Transport (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Equality Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2013)
“I am surprised that the Prime Minister, along with the Justice Secretary, is prepared is gamble on his proposals for the probation service, especially given that the early tests and trials have been called to a halt. Is he prepared to gamble with the lives and daily safety of my constituents and others in this country, and will his gambling luck hold out?”
- Welsh Assembly Legislation (Attorney-General) (15 Oct 2013)
“I want to return to the Agricultural Wages Board—a good example —and ask the Solicitor-General why he is so adamantly trying to stop the agricultural wages sector in Wales, which is important to us in Wales as a rural economy. I represent the wonderful rural constituency of Swansea East and—I have to say this—I have a husband and son who are actively engaged in the...”
- Welsh Assembly Legislation (Attorney-General) (15 Oct 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. We are still awaiting the latest information on the findings of the Silk commission. Devolution delivers the things we need for the people of Wales—Welsh solutions to Welsh problems—and yet we cannot seem to prise that information out of the Government. It is a great shame that we cannot make progress at the pace that the...”
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 47.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 54 times in debates — well below 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||£17,864 (362nd)||£21,070 (341st)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634|
|Office running costs||£20,877 (181st)||£18,431 (joint 324th with 1 other)||£20,929 (241st)||£19,205|
|Staffing costs||£92,367 (395th)||£90,619 (176th)||£77,253 (517th)||£63,145|
|Communications Allowance||£2,686 (537th)||£4,966 (464th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,151 (240th)1||£8,582 (270th)2||£9,664 (joint 230th with 1 other)||£8,405|
|Members' Staff Travel||£393 (189th)||£302 (279th)||£82 (joint 385th with 1 other)||£1,291|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£302 (248th)||£583 (joint 196th with 1 other)||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||£1,677 (559th)||£818 (305th)||£1,101 (250th)||£603|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,490 (joint 473rd with 1 other)||£4,175 (184th)||£2,065||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,290 (joint 203rd with 4 others)||£1,233 (joint 77th with 7 others)||£1,233|
|Total||£145,316 (381st)||£148,151 (304th)||£136,547 (347th)||£117,581|