Phil Wilson

MP, Sedgefield

Sedgefield Labour

Phil Wilson’s voting in Parliament

Phil Wilson is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Phil Wilson’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Phil Wilson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Phil Wilson’s full vote analysis page for more.

Phil Wilson occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Stockton to Darlington Railway 16 Sep 2015

    The Stockton and Darlington railway opened for business 190 years ago on 27 September 1825, but it is 190 years ago to the very day that George Stephenson assembled Locomotion No. 1 at Heighington Crossing in my constituency, on the corner of what is now Hitachi Rail Europe’s new train-building factory in Newton Aycliffe, at the start of the Stockton and Darlington railway. There is a...
  • Stockton to Darlington Railway 16 Sep 2015

    I agree with my hon. Friend. He may have the first ticket office and waiting room, however, but the first one used was at Heighington Crossing. The train run was successful enough for the Stockton and Darlington railway to open nine days later, on September 25. On that inaugural run from Shildon to Darlington and then Stockton, Locomotion No. 1 pulled the first train—full of coal, bands...
  • Stockton to Darlington Railway 16 Sep 2015

    Everything my hon. Friend said is absolutely right and I understand that the railway tavern is still used. It is the longest-used railway tavern in the world. The 600 or so passengers on board—the directors sitting in the luxury of the Experiment while the world’s first railway enthusiasts clung to the sides of the coal trucks—could not believe their eyes as hedges and trees...

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Labour MP for Sedgefield

Entered the House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Defence
  • Transport
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Children: Databases
  • Schools in Deprived Areas
  • Met Office

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • 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 16 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — 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 medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Phil Wilson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 121 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employed my partner, Margaret Brown, as Personal Assistant/Office Manager; until October 2014.

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