How Phil Wilson voted
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Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Phil Wilson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Minister mentioned £4.5 billion in investment. Can we make it clear that £2.7 billion of that is for the intercity express programme? The trains will be built at Newton Aycliffe, but that £2.7 billion is for maintaining the trains as well as building depots in Doncaster, Swansea, Bristol and London, and it is being made available over 27.5 years. Not all that investment is...
The objective of trying to generate 30,000 jobs between now and 2030 is in line with what the Chancellor said on Friday about generating 50,000 jobs between now and 2020. If the figures for the county over 15 years are out of kilter, so are the Chancellor’s figures. That is why the Government need to look at this matter closely; it affects not only the growth patterns for the county,...
Hitachi first came to the UK to look for a site to build a factory. It looked at 42 locations, and Newton Aycliffe was not one of them. Much of the reason it selected it was Durham county council.
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Labour MP for Sedgefield
Entered House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Schools and Families
- Energy and Climate Change
- Disability Living Allowance
- Combined Heat and Power
- Children: Databases
- Met Office
- Schools in Deprived Areas
Currently held offices
- Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Mr Vernon Coaker, Minister of State), Home Office (30 Dec 2008 to unknown)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Regulatory Reform (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 9 Nov 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 79.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 113 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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