Michael Dugher

MP, Barnsley East

Barnsley East Labour

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Michael Dugher’s voting in Parliament

Michael Dugher is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Michael Dugher’s votes.

  • Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Michael Dugher has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Outcome of the EU Referendum 27 Jun 2016

    Does the Prime Minister agree that there are profound lessons to be learned at the Government Dispatch Box, and indeed at the Opposition Dispatch Box, about how we listen to and responsibly address the perfectly legitimate concerns that good, decent working-class people have about things like unskilled immigration, and the consequent self-evident alienation they feel from their current...

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Profile

Labour MP for Barnsley East

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Cabinet Office
  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Procurement
  • Publications
  • Standards
  • Accountancy
  • Press: Subscriptions

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (14 Sep 2015 to 5 Jan 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (5 Nov 2014 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (7 Oct 2013 to 5 Nov 2014)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Michael Dugher’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 55 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Dugher’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: VGC Group
Address of donor: Cardinal House, Bury Street, Ruislip HA4 7GD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800 in a successful auction bid at a fundraising dinner for Barnsley East CLP and the office of another MP, the profits from which will be divided equally.

Donor status: company, registration 5741473

(Registered 04 May 2016)
Name of donor: Edward Maurice Watkins
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £755 in purchasing tickets for a fundraising dinner for Barnsley East CLP and the office of another MP, the profits from which will be divided equally. (Registered with donation below.)

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 May 2016)
Name of donor: Edward Maurice Watkins
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 in a successful auction bid at a fundraising dinner for Barnsley East CLP and the office of another MP, the profits from which will be divided equally. (Registered with donation above.)

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 May 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: England Rugby 2015 Ltd
Address of donor: Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets (including hospitality) to the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; value £630

Date received: 18 September 2015

Date accepted: 18 September 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06777896

(Registered 30 September 2015; updated 20 October 2015)
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to a match during the Rugby World Cup in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; £875 per ticket (including hospitality), total £1,750.

Date received: 10 October 2015

Date accepted: 10 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 16 October 2015)
Name of donor: Direct Line Group
Address of donor: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to see U2 in concert at the 02 in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; £165 per ticket, total £330.

Date received: 29 October 2015

Date accepted: 29 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration 1179980

(Registered 09 November 2015)
Name of donor: The Football Association Premier League Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8PL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a ticket and hospitality at Stamford Bridge for a football match in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; value £474.

Date received: 4 November 2015

Date accepted: 4 November 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 09 November 2015)
Name of donor: The Football Association Premier League Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8PL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: three tickets and hospitality to watch Barnsley FC at Wembley in the JPT Final, total value £1,008

Date received: 3 April 2016

Date accepted: 3 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 15 April 2016)
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 49 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket and hospitality at the Ivor Novello Awards, value £444

Date received: 19 May 2016

Date accepted: 19 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration no 3245288

(Registered 27 May 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
In my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport I received two tickets from the Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ, to see England v France at Wembley Stadium on 17 November 2015, total value £240. (Registered 04 December 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Joanna Dugher, as part-time Office Manager.

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