Gavin Shuker

MP, Luton South

Luton South Labour/Co-operative

A selection of Gavin Shuker's votes

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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details

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Gavin Shuker never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Multinational Companies 18 Jun 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) help developing countries create efficient tax regimes for multi-national corporations and (b) work with governments in other countries to ensure an equitable tax system for multi-national corporations in developing countries.
  • Sustainable Development Goals 16 Jun 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner, and to be back in Parliament for this important debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady) on an excellent opening speech that set the tone for the rest of the debate. I offer my extended congratulations for the first time to the Minister and welcome him to his role. He will already know from the...
  • Sustainable Development Goals 16 Jun 2015

    I agree completely with that well-put point. I add that one challenge that everyone in our generation must face following the negotiation of the first millennium development goals is increasing urbanisation, which could leave some people even more disconnected. On issues such as universal healthcare, the problem becomes obvious: how can a healthcare system reach out across all communities?...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Luton South

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

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Department for International Development
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Prostitution
  • Philippines
  • Floods
  • Charities
  • First Capital Connect

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Mar 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Transport Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 18 Jul 2011)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 51.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 127 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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