Nicholas Dakin

MP, Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe Labour

Nicholas Dakin’s voting in Parliament

Nicholas Dakin is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Nicholas Dakin’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

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Nicholas Dakin never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Business Rates 1 Dec 2015

    What consideration has been given to doing something about business rates to support the steel industry in line with the outcomes agreed at the steel summit, which was chaired by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills?
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Universities: Admissions 1 Dec 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of universities make unconditional offers to 18 year olds applying to study at those universities; and if he will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Funding 30 Nov 2015

    We support moves towards fairer funding. Can the Secretary of State reassure head teachers who are worried about how the changed funding formula will impact on their schools that transition from the old to the new formula will be achieved in a way that ensures that no school will lose out in cash terms if their pupil numbers remain the same?

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Labour MP for Scunthorpe

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Education
  • Education: Finance
  • Teachers: Training
  • Cancer
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Education Maintenance Allowance

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2011 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 7 Nov 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion research:
October 2014, £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 05 November 2014)
18 November 2014, £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 03 December 2014)
Feb 2015, £75. Hours: 15 mins. Payment made to local charity. (Registered 19 March 2015)
Feb 2015, £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 19 March 2015)
Payments from Leftfield Associates, 181 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LN, for opinion research:
Feb 2015, £100, Hours: 15 mins. Payment made to local organisation. (Registered 19 March 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 542 Woodborough Road, Nottingham NG3 5FJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: postage of direct mail letters worth £1,950

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 June 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Barton upon Humber: (i)

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