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Former Labour MP for Nottingham South
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 7,486 votes. — 249th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Alan Simpson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Health: Mentally Ill: Nottinghamshire (7 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in Nottinghamshire (a) in total and (b) in secure wards; and what the equivalent figures were in 2005.”
- Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2010) has video
“I came into the House 18 years ago frustrated by a Government who had sold the pass on manufacturing in favour of a dangerous flirtation with speculative and deregulated finance. So, a lot has changed in those 18 years. We are where we are because of the mess that speculative and deregulated finance has taken the UK and global economy into. We currently hover somewhere between recession and...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Afghanistan (Poppy Cultivation) (29 Mar 2010) has video
“I welcome the proposals to support the growing of pomegranates, wheat, raisins and alternative crops that have been proposed by Afghan farmers over many years, but does the Minister understand that for them the key issue is not what they will be encouraged to grow but who will be a secure buyer of what they grow? Has the Minister any plans to step in and at least recognise that the starting...”
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 61.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations 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.
- 66 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 377 times in debates — 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||£23,654 (100th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,490||£20,901 (joint 189th with 5 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,381 (joint 416th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£21,336 (155th)||£21,310 (146th)||£21,947 (187th)||£23,785||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,793 (joint 228th with 3 others)||£18,200 (joint 267th with 2 others)||£13,094 (415th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,909 (130th)||£90,505 (joint 183rd with 5 others)||£85,767 (267th)||£80,075||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£66,534 (395th)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£47,374 (266th)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,392 (385th)||£3,058 (524th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,069 (197th)1||£8,862 (261st)2||£9,293 (255th)||£7,526||£10,211 (328th)||£13,115 (209th)||£12,176 (joint 239th with 1 other)||£8,264 (309th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£367 (joint 201st with 1 other)||£1,767 (30th)||£1,268 (joint 89th with 1 other)||£134||£579 (joint 260th with 1 other)||£895 (joint 175th with 1 other)||£361 (303rd)||£337 (joint 301st with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£459 (joint 206th with 1 other)||£1,020 (joint 121st with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,993 (122nd)||£1,509 (95th)||£1,540 (151st)||£1,754||£1,891 (117th)||£2,220 (48th)||£2,462 (41st)||£3,120 (17th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,030 (136th)||£5,990 (104th)||£6,731||£9,253 (53rd)||£10,654 (22nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,142 (joint 426th with 2 others)||£935 (joint 507th with 13 others)||£0||£2,023 (joint 35th with 1 other)||£2,023 (joint 31st with 1 other)||£2,023 (joint 31st with 1 other)||£2,023 (joint 30th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£9,125||£1,652 (70th)||£12,771 (5th)||£0||£60 (67th)|
|Total||£170,179 (74th)||£156,286 (161st)||£148,850 (101st)||£150,620||£136,171 (101st)||£147,338 (10th)||£120,540 (156th)||£88,653 (331st)|