Michael Dugher

MP, Barnsley East

Barnsley East Labour

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How Michael Dugher voted
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  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Michael Dugher never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions 10 Sep 2014

    Last week, the Minister for Civil Society made his first, stunning intervention as the new Minister responsible for charities by saying: “The important thing charities should be doing is sticking to their knitting”. When so many charities and people who work for them do such a magnificent job in every part of the country, was that not the most condescending, patronising, inept,...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 17 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for independence payments submitted by people in (a) England, (b) South Yorkshire, (c) Barnsley and (d) Barnsley East constituency have taken longer than 11 weeks to be determined.
  • Business of the House: Industrial Action Update 10 Jul 2014

    May I begin by thanking the Minister for advance sight of his statement in the nick of time? Let us be clear: we on these Benches have said repeatedly that no one wants to see strikes, not least because of the impact they have on children, parents and all of us who rely on our vital local public services. The Minister is right to say that it is hard-working people who suffer the consequences...

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Labour MP for Barnsley East

Entered 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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 66.64% 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 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") 19 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £90 from the Guardian News & Media Group, PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP, for article. Hours: 2 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 31 March 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: 26 Berners St, London W1T 3LR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to Ivor Novello awards
on 16 May 2013, value £432
Date of receipt of donation: 16 May 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 16 May 2013
Donor status: company, register no 3245288
(Registered 19 November 2013 together with donation of 30 October 2013)
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: 26 Berners St, London W1T 3LR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to Mercury Music awards
on 30 October 2013, value £594
Date of receipt of donation: 30 October 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 30 October 2013
Donor status: company, register no 3245288
(Registered 19 November 2013 together with donation of 16 May 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel 
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights costing £550, additional transport costing £60, and accommodation, food and drink with a value of: £640; a total value of £1,250. (Some hospitality was also provided by the Israeli Government, Palestinian Authority and the IDC Herzliya.)
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian territories
Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
(Registered 30 January 2014)
Name of donor: (1) Inst of Politics, Univ of Chicago (2) Graham Cole (3) Malcolm George
Address of donor: (1) 5707 S.Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637, USA (2) private (3) private
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Flight, hotel accommodation in Chicago for me and two staff members and some local transport; approx. value £3,100 (2) Return flights for two staff members and internal flights to Washington DC for me and two staff members; estimate value over £1,500 (booked using frequent flyer miles)
(3) Accommodation for me and two staff members in Washington DC; approx. value £500
Destination of visit: Chicago and Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 24-29 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to speak at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and to attend fact finding meetings.
(Registered 29 May 2014) 

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