How Sheila Gilmore voted
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Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Sheila Gilmore never rebelled against their party in this parliament
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 House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left Parliament 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
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Administration Committee (since 11 Nov 2013)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 25 Oct 2011)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 85 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 131 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- 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 — 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.
- 70 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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