Gordon Banks

MP, Ochil and South Perthshire

Ochil and South Perthshire Labour

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How Gordon Banks voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Gordon Banks never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Constitutional Reform (Timetable) 15 Oct 2014

    In 2010, the Secretary of State called for a citizens’ convention on the constitution. Yesterday, at the Dispatch Box, he said that the constitutional convention should not be seen as kicking devolution into the long grass. Does he still stand by what he stood for in 2010 in his manifesto, and what he said in the House yesterday?
  • Written Answers — Transport: Driving Instruction 9 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans his Department has to make the Fleet Driver Trainer register mandatory for paid vocational driver training; (2) what plans his Department has to introduce mandatory regulation of B+E driving instructors.
  • Written Answers — Health: Coeliac Disease 7 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people of each gender, age bracket and household income bracket had diagnosed coeliac disease in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; [R] (2) what estimate his Department has made of the potential long-term costs to the NHS in England of un-managed (a) coeliac disease and (b) other nutritional disorders; [R]...

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Labour MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Regulation
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Departmental Billing
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Departmental ICT

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Scotland)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 23 May 2011)
  • PPS (Rt Hon James Purnell, Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (4 Aug 2008 to unknown)
  • PPS (Rt Hon James Purnell,  Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (29 Jan 2008 to 4 Aug 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon James Purnell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (16 Jul 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • PPS (James Purnell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (James Purnell, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2006)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 17 Oct 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 121 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

1. Remunerated directorships
Cartmore Building Supply Co Ltd, Cartmore Industrial Estate, Lochgelly, Fife. Builders’ merchant. Work includes: attending meetings; reviewing management accounts; reviewing company procedures; performance and processes; management of staff; and, management of stock control and IT development.
27 October 2013, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,559.86 net) for period 1-31 October 2013. Hours: 19 hrs. (Registered 4 November 2013)
28 November 2013, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,559.86 net) for period 1-30 November 2013. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2013)
27 December 2013, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,559.46 net) for period 1-31 December 2013. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2014)
27 January 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,559.86 net) for period 1-31 January 2014. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2014)
27 February 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,559.46 net) for period 1-28 February 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 5 March 2014)
27 March 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,559.46 net) for period 1-31 March 2014. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 31 March 2014)
27 April 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross (£1,560.20 net) for period 1-30 April 2014. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 29 April 2014)
27 May 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross, (£1,559.80 net) for period 1-31 May 2014. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 12 June 2014)
27 June 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross, (£1,559.80 net) for period 1-30 June 2014. Hours: 19 hrs. (Registered 16 July 2014)
27 July 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross, (£1,560.20 net) for period 1-31 July 2014. Hours: 17 hrs. (Registered 21 August 2014) 
27 August 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross, (£1,559.80 net) for period 1-31 August 2014. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 16 September 2014) 
27 September 2014, received salary payment of £2,666.67 gross, (£1,559.80 net) for period 1-30 September 2014. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 13 October 2014) 
11. Miscellaneous
Honorary President of the charity DISC (Driving Instructors Scottish Council). (Registered 10 October 2012)

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