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Conservative MP for St Albans
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Anne Main voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, International Development, Treasury, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Bangladesh, Departmental Data Protection, Tax Credits, Hotels, Departmental Property
(based on written questions asked by Anne Main and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Energy Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 12)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Planning Bill Committee (0 out of 18)
- Energy Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (2 out of 5)
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“The hon. Gentleman is making an interesting speech. Does he not see that there is a slight bit of humble pie he should eat when he has a leader who is selected and guided by the unions?”
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“Many members of the British public, whether they hold the views of my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon South (Richard Ottaway) or those of my hon. Friend the Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin) and indeed myself, would like to have the discussion. We went into a referendum on the alternative vote with a discussion led by the Prime Minister, who was not in favour of it, and...”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling: St Albans (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the risk of contamination of water sources in the vicinity of the Appspond Lane Recycling Centre following a recent fire on that site.”
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 107 written questions in the last year — well above 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 77.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 223 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£17,859 (363rd)||£22,091 (289th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£20,385|
|Office running costs||£11,275 (557th)||£13,246 (509th)||£23,111 (153rd)||£20,000|
|Staffing costs||£94,852 (339th)||£87,133 (342nd)||£76,037 (543rd)||£73,317|
|Communications Allowance||£13,492 (47th)||£14,204 (28th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,278 (529th)1||£4,715 (481st)2||£5,284 (451st)||£6,362|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£24 (423rd)||£31 (joint 421st with 1 other)||£15|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£32 (333rd)||£0||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||£3,465 (325th)||£740 (346th)||£894 (joint 317th with 1 other)||£1,483|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,318 (197th)||£3,445 (236th)||£2,643||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,298 (joint 183rd with 3 others)||£1,233 (joint 77th with 7 others)||£1,233|
|Total||£144,253 (391st)||£146,769 (324th)||£132,145 (428th)||£125,438|