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Labour MP for East Lothian
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Fiona O'Donnell voted on key issues:
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Work and Pensions, International Development, Scotland, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Animal Welfare: Circuses, Marine Conservation Zones, Housing Benefit, Birds of Prey: Conservation, Employment and Support Allowance: East Lothian
(based on written questions asked by Fiona O'Donnell and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- FINANCE BILL Committee (9 out of 16)
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (13 out of 17)
- Small Charitable Donations Bill Committee (2 out of 10)
- FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL Committee (4 out of 4)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (12 out of 40)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (11 out of 14)
- Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Development Programmes (4 Dec 2013)
“The Secretary of State will be aware that the International Development Committee recently visited Burma. I was very concerned about the lack of involvement of women in the peace process there. What is the Secretary of State doing to ensure that women are part of making and keeping the peace in Burma?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Helicopter Crash (Glasgow) (2 Dec 2013)
“My mother and father grew up in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. They said it was where they learnt the meaning of the word “community”, and my goodness we have seen the strength of that community since the awful events of Friday. I am aware that the Secretary of State has had the opportunity to sign a book of condolence in Glasgow. May I add my voice to that of my hon. Friend the...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Energy Bills (2 Dec 2013)
“That was like a bad sketch in “The Fast Show”, with the Secretary of State saying, “The consumer gives the energy companies £120. I will give them £600 million and they can give the consumer £50 back.” He repeatedly referred to the most vulnerable consumers. Many of those in my constituency are forced to use expensive prepayment cards; what is the...”
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 66.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 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") 99 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register