Andrew McDonald

Former MP, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Labour

A selection of Andrew McDonald's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details

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Andrew McDonald never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions 24 Mar 2015

    Given the overwhelming dominance of London and the south-east in the unelected second Chamber, does the Deputy Prime Minister agree that an elected senate of the nations and regions would be a good way to give the regions of England a stronger say in how the country is run?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions 10 Mar 2015

    Is it not the case that those earning more than 1 million a year have benefited from an average tax cut of up to 100,000 a year in this Parliament? Does that not illustrate that, as ever under the Tories, the mega-rich get richer and the poor get poorer—and that this time they have been aided and abetted by the Liberal Democrats?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 9 Mar 2015

    Some 35% of appellants succeed in overturning erroneously imposed JSA sanctions, yet the Minister denies setting sanction targets or expectations. If that is true, how does she explain such appalling performance statistics—a 35% failure rate that masks untold misery and grinding poverty for thousands of our fellow citizens?

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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough

Entered House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Justice
  • National Insurance Contributions Office: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services
  • Railways: Industrial Disputes
  • Curzon Institute
  • Fire Services

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (10 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 71.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 38 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 56 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for parliamentary panel surveys:
2 May 2014, payment of £75 for parliamentary panel survey completed on 24 February 2014. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 May 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 14 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Middlesbrough. (Registered 28 December 2012)
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (not currently employed as such) (Registered 28 December 2012)

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