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Labour MP for Glasgow North East
- Entered Parliament on 13 November 2009 — Byelection
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How William Bain voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. 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 Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Treasury, Work and Pensions, Energy and Climate Change, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Food, Universal Credit, Departmental Official Cars, Energy: Prices, Animal Experiments: Scotland
(based on written questions asked by William Bain and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 10)
- PARTNERSHIPS (PROSECUTION) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Bribery Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 12)
- Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill Committee (2 out of 1)
- Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“Hard-working people in my constituency are an average of £1,600 a year worse off because prices have risen faster than wages in all but one of the months in which the Chancellor has been in office. Can he confirm that this afternoon the Office for Budget Responsibility downgraded its March forecasts for average earnings next year, the year after, and in every year of its forecasting...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Child Tax Credit (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons under the age of 25 were in receipt of child tax credit in each of the last four financial years; and how many of those were (a) in employment and (b) not in employment; and what the average award of child tax credit was per week for each of those groups (i) with one child, (ii) with two children and (c) with three or more children.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Housing: Prices (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the Funding for Lending Scheme on house prices in each region and constituent part of the UK in the last two years.”
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- Has spoken in 90 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 125 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 83.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 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") 160 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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