How Andrew McDonald voted
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Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Andrew McDonald never rebelled against their party in this parliament
What parameters is the Minister setting for courts by including such a woolly, vague and indeterminate word as “generally”? What if someone says, “A week last Tuesday, I behaved really properly, but on this occasion, I behaved like a nutcase”? Which one is it? This is a ridiculous way to go about legislating.
Amendment 2 proposes leaving out the word “generally”, in the context of the person who might have difficulty showing that they have demonstrated a “generally responsible approach” towards protecting the safety of others. My hon. Friend has rightly focused on the word “generally”. The hon. and learned Member for Harborough (Sir Edward Garnier) has said...
It might help the House if I quote from the House of Common research paper: “The Bill would not change the existing overarching legal framework, or leave victims without protection, and the courts would still be able to find that a person had been negligent or in breach of a statutory duty in relevant circumstances.” Why are we here? What is this about? What is the point of the Bill?
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Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Entered House of Commons on 30 November 2012 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- National Insurance Contributions Office: Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Railways: Industrial Disputes
- Curzon Institute
- Fire Services
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 17 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 72.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 38 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
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Payments from ComRes
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Payment of £75 for parliamentary panel survey on 24 November 2013. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 November 2013)
Payment of £75 for parliamentary panel survey on 5 February 2014. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 March 2014)
2 May 2014, payment of £75 for parliamentary panel survey completed on 24 February 2014. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 May 2014)
Payment of £80 from YouGov
, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, for parliamentary panel survey on 24 November 2013. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 November 2013)
(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) (Registered 14 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Middlesbrough. (Registered 28 December 2012)
Solicitor (not currently employed as such) (Registered 28 December 2012)
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