How Michael Dugher voted
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Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Michael Dugher never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Last week the “Buses in crisis” report from the Campaign for Better Transport revealed that since 2010 more than 2,000 bus routes have been cut and bus fares have risen by 25% on average—five times faster than the rise in average wages—while bus companies continue to make big profits and big bonuses for people at the top. Why will not the Government back Labour’s...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to make a statement on the major disruptions to Britain’s rail network over the Christmas period.
In his new year message, the Prime Minister said that Britain faced a choice between competence or chaos. Ministers at the Department for Transport clearly did not get the memo, because at Christmas we saw both chaos and incompetence on our rail network, resulting in misery for passengers who have seen their fares rocket by more than 20% since 2010—three times faster than the growth of...
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Labour MP for Barnsley East
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Cabinet Office
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Press: Subscriptions
Currently held offices
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 75 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 66.36% 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") 30 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
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)
6. Overseas visits
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
(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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