A selection of Sheila Gilmore's votes
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Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
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It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Redcar (Ian Swales), because we have served together on a number of Finance Bill Committees during the past five years. The debates on the details of a Finance Bill in Public Bill Committee are often better than those on the parts of the Bill taken on the Floor of the House. The theory is that the debates on the more important and bigger...
I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. Of course the position she sets out is exactly what we saw in the early part of this Parliament when VAT was increased and a number of other measures were put in place. At that point, inflation hit about 5.5%, which then allowed the Government to say, “Aren’t we wonderful? We have just put pensions up by the biggest ever amount.”...
I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. Clearly, those are the kinds of concern that people have. On the VAT proposals, the changes and exemptions that the Government may wish to make for some worthy cause are welcome. I am talking here about the help for organisations such as hospices. But there is scope to go further. I will say something now that, although not Front-Bench policy, is...
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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Official Visits
- Domestic Visits
- Work Capability Assessment
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Administration Committee (11 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (25 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)
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- Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Sheila Gilmore’s speeches
- Has received answers to 105 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.63% 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 — 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.
- 48 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 456 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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