Never rebels against their party in this parliament
How Andrew McDonald voted on key issues
- Voted for a smoking banDetails
- Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
More on their full record
Is not the spirit of our amendments to try to put the power that has been vested in the energy companies for so long into the hands of the consumer? In 2002, the average monthly spend on household energy was the equivalent of £69, as opposed to £106 in 2012, which is a 55% increase. The Government have that information and cannot blame that on wholesale prices. It is the consumer...
The Minister is being very helpful. There is a terrific amount of common ground here, but, on the ability to switch, people may have the power of information in their hands, but the risk is that they will switch from one supplier who charges too much to another who also charges too much but just a little less. That is not a fair deal for the consumer.
My hon. Friend has highlighted the scourge of endowment mortgages. I am Spartacus; I was one of those many thousands of people who took †up those terrible policies. Any measures that can be introduced to give people greater information are good. In the 1980s, we were all provided with ridiculous projections about what such policies would produce that were never sustainable. I have one...
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Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Culture Media and Sport
- Railways: Industrial Disputes
- Fire Services
- Curzon Institute
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
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- Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 68.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 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") 30 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes
, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for parliamentary panel surveys:
Payment of £75 for parliamentary panel survey on 31 May 2013. Hours:15 mins. (Registered 5 July 2013)
Payment of £75 for parliamentary panel survey on 24 November 2013. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 November 2013)
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)
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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