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Former Labour MP for Darlington
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 10,404 votes. — 163rd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Alan Milburn voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Heavy Goods Vehicles (Seat Belts) (8 Dec 2009)
“On that point, I fully understand and welcome the fact that the various associations are campaigning and giving a profile to the issue, so as to encourage more truck drivers to wear belts when they are fitted. I want to ask the Minister two simple and specific things. First, alongside that campaign, may we have a small, specific campaign run by the Department for Transport, the two...”
- Heavy Goods Vehicles (Seat Belts) (8 Dec 2009)
“I am grateful to Mr. Speaker for the opportunity to have this debate on what may seem a small and somewhat arcane issue of fitting seat belts to heavy goods vehicles. However, on occasion small issues have large consequences and, in this case, it can be a matter of life or death. Normally, discussions about road safety and heavy goods vehicles focus on their role in accidents and fatalities...”
- Bill Presented: Social Mobility and the Professions (11 Jun 2009) has video
“It is always a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Havant (Mr. Willetts). At some points in his speech, his insight and knowledge were in danger of creating a progressive consensus in the House; then, however, he lapsed into criticism rather deeper than I would have expected from him. It is also a great pleasure to follow the Minister, whom I congratulate on her appointment to an...”
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- Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 52.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation 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.
- 50 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 798 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,048 (144th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,340||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,618 (299th)||£15,409 (joint 306th with 1 other)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£908 (121st)||£315 (129th)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£20,599 (188th)||£21,313 (joint 144th with 1 other)||£27,968 (41st)||£20,596||£19,280 (162nd)||£18,798 (joint 192nd with 12 others)||£18,058 (354th)||£17,069 (263rd)|
|Staffing costs||£101,661 (110th)||£90,504 (joint 189th with 2 others)||£83,700 (347th)||£79,531||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£67,727 (343rd)||£55,336 (585th)||£43,927 (406th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,719 (254th)||£4,988 (463rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£17,339 (43rd)1||£17,101 (46th)2||£19,618 (19th)||£21,506||£22,617 (34th)||£23,215 (30th)||£13,739 (179th)||£12,913 (114th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£316 (231st)||£910 (joint 119th with 1 other)||£2,749 (17th)||£2,002||£4,171 (8th)||£2,807 (25th)||£3,032 (16th)||£1,663 (59th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,922 (23rd)||£551 (208th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£859 (24th)||£167 (joint 72nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,082 (joint 255th with 1 other)||£612 (425th)||£1,243 (212th)||£784||£2,109 (102nd)||£650 (431st)||£620 (joint 512th with 1 other)||£998 (332nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,173 (351st)||£2,558 (332nd)||£3,148||£6,554 (88th)||£852 (joint 588th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,187 (joint 346th with 2 others)||£942 (joint 496th with 2 others)||£0||£2,054 (joint 18th with 2 others)||£2,054 (joint 14th with 2 others)||£2,054 (joint 14th with 2 others)||£2,054 (joint 14th with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£5,208 (38th)||£2,983 (38th)||£10,016 (9th)||£0|
|Total||£180,543 (16th)||£162,589 (71st)||£160,888 (17th)||£148,907||£154,139 (10th)||£139,734 (32nd)||£124,000 (85th)||£95,260 (165th)|