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Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Tom Blenkinsop voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Business, Innovation and Skills, Education, Treasury, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Fire Services, Democratic Republic of Congo, Regional Planning and Development, Public Sector: Mutual Societies, Personal Independence Payment
(based on written questions asked by Tom Blenkinsop and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Pensions Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (20 out of 21)
- Finance (No. 4) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (40 out of 40)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Business of the House (5 Dec 2013)
“Average weekly gross pay for women in my constituency has fallen by £12.30 since 2010, while long-term female unemployment has risen by 144% since May 2010—[Interruption.] May we have a debate on why the Government do not have one wise man, let alone three?”
- Business Rates (4 Dec 2013)
“I thank my hon. Friends the Member for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins) and for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts) for their excellent speeches detailing a lot of the problems that are very familiar in my local area. Like many colleagues, I am looking forward to small business Saturday on 7 December, when we will celebrate and support local small businesses on one of the busiest shopping days of...”
- Business Rates (4 Dec 2013)
“I keep coming back to that point time and again. This is not just about incomes but the availability of jobs and their levels of pay. As my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East detailed, the number of jobs for women is limited, and that is particularly so in the north-east. In my area, the public sector, which was a large employer of females, has been haemorrhaging jobs, and 16% or...”
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- Has spoken in 76 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 233 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 81.53% 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 18–19 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") 97 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register