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Labour MP for Great Grimsby
- Also represented Grimsby
- Entered Parliament on 28 April 1977 — unknown
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Austin Mitchell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Communities and Local Government, Deputy Prime Minister, Treasury, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Housing, Non-Domestic Rates: Ports, Council Housing, Social Housing, Management Consultants
(based on written questions asked by Austin Mitchell and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Further Education and Training Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Rights of Savers Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Education: Academies (25 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the groups into which school academies are organised are allowed to make a profit on either the services they provide or the running of the schools.”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — 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 57.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 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") 1047 times in debates — well above 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 (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||£22,544 (167th)||£23,073 (163rd)||£22,090 (joint 217th with 2 others)||£21,619||£20,715 (257th)||£20,202 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£17,415 (77th)|
|Office running costs||£13,293 (491st)||£15,452 (453rd)||£13,987 (570th)||£19,242||£12,892 (556th)||£18,720 (joint 332nd with 2 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£11,907 (468th)|
|Staffing costs||£99,987 (170th)||£90,218 (219th)||£89,119 (88th)||£83,209||£75,865 (123rd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£64,999 (312th)||£53,026 (100th)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,365 (388th)||£5,562 (433rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,747 (142nd)1||£12,922 (123rd)2||£12,104 (131st)||£11,113||£16,934 (98th)||£18,299 (75th)||£16,565 (102nd)||£10,799 (178th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£72 (358th)||£634 (joint 164th with 1 other)||£1,109 (110th)||£1,426||£2,056 (69th)||£1,777 (68th)||£1,939 (51st)||£1,701 (58th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,777 (26th)||£3,222 (22nd)||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||£3,619 (311th)||£890 (270th)||£1,055 (262nd)||£1,527||£1,881 (120th)||£1,576 (115th)||£1,974 (92nd)||£1,907 (84th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,722 (268th)||£1,765 (449th)||£4,102||£4,803 (148th)||£4,351 (145th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,261 (joint 240th with 6 others)||£1,058 (joint 320th with 22 others)||£0||£1,841 (407th)||£1,841 (400th)||£1,841 (joint 389th with 1 other)||£1,841 (356th)|
|Total||£161,405 (178th)||£155,956 (174th)||£142,287 (235th)||£142,238||£136,987 (91st)||£134,789 (68th)||£125,274 (67th)||£98,596 (111th)|