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Labour MP for Ealing, Southall
- Entered Parliament on 20 July 2007 — Byelection
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Virendra Sharma voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. 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 a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, International Development, Home Department, Business, Innovation and Skills, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Tuberculosis, Developing Countries: Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis: Vaccination, Entry Clearances: Overseas Students, Tuberculosis: Health Services
(based on written questions asked by Virendra Sharma and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Business Rate Supplements Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee (13 out of 18)
- Political Parties and Elections Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Finance Bill Committee (17 out of 24)
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Written Answers — Health: Hepatitis (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of potential variations in access to treatments for hepatitis B and C in England.”
- Written Answers — Health: Hepatitis: Greater London (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the availability of treatments for hepatitis B and C in London.”
- Written Answers — International Development: Tuberculosis (4 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of trends in global incidence of tuberculosis.”
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- Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 43 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.81% 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 18–19 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") 66 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||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£0||£0|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£1,958 (50th)|
|Office running costs||£25,470 (49th)||£15,988 (430th)|
|Staffing costs||£102,095 (103rd)||£62,003 (630th)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,124 (123rd)||£6,157 (406th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,730 (593rd)1||£2,621 (561st)2|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£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||£3,802 (288th)||£802 (313th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,395 (312th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,128 (joint 451st with 3 others)|
|Total||£147,137 (359th)||£93,052 (638th)|