Margaret Curran

MP, Glasgow East

Glasgow East Labour

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How Margaret Curran voted
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration 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 moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Margaret Curran hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Smith Commission 27 Nov 2014

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement, and join him in thanking Lord Smith of Kelvin for his work and his report, and indeed all the commissioners. I want to pay particular tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr Brown), whose proposals during the referendum set us on the way to delivering this momentous agreement to deliver a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 26 Nov 2014

    As we approach the first anniversary of the tragedy, I am sure the whole House will join me in remembering the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash that happened in my own city. Our thoughts will be with the victims and their families this Saturday. Does the Minister agree that the living wage is a means of addressing the scandal of low pay in Scotland, and that tackling low pay should be a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage 26 Nov 2014

    That is a most disappointing answer. In fact, 11,000 people in Scotland are paid below the minimum wage, and it is shameful that neither the Minister nor the Government know that figure. In the past two years there has not been a single prosecution, and only two companies in Scotland have been named and shamed. Eleven thousand people in Scotland are not paid what they are entitled to. Given...

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Labour MP for Glasgow East

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Scotland
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Devolution
  • Income Tax: Scotland
  • Property

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 66 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 66.11% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 17–18 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") 59 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.


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