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Labour MP for Edinburgh East
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Sheila Gilmore voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Treasury, Cabinet Office, International Development, Education
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Work Capability Assessment, Sunningdale Park, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Personal Independence Payment
(based on written questions asked by Sheila Gilmore and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- FINANCE BILL Committee (15 out of 16)
- Pensions Bill Committee (10 out of 12)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill Committee (3 out of 5)
- Small Charitable Donations Bill Committee (9 out of 10)
- Justice and Security Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Public Service Pensions Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL Committee (4 out of 4)
- Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (26 out of 26)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Pensions Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Finance (No. 4) Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“Some of the predictions in the OBR report have not been mentioned today. One is an upgraded prediction on how much is going to be spent on certain benefits, such as employment support allowance, which by 2017-18 is going to be £2.1 billion higher than in the last prediction, and housing benefit, which is going up by £1.8 billion—again, higher than the previous estimate. Quite...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: National Infrastructure Plan (4 Dec 2013)
“Will the Chief Secretary rethink his view that housing does not have a place in infrastructure planning, particularly in relation to direct investment in affordable housing? Such investment would be a real win-win-win situation, because it provides the necessary houses, improves construction skills in apprenticeships and helps to bring down housing benefit spending far more effectively than...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (2 Dec 2013)
“A number of my constituents who have been given leave to remain in this country, in some cases after appealing, are now spending several months waiting for the paperwork to come through, with the result that a number of them cannot take up job offers. What steps is the Department taking to deal with that?”
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- Has spoken in 121 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 63 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 78.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 340 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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