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Labour MP for Exeter
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ben Bradshaw voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Culture Media and Sport, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Cycling, Israel, Air Pollution, Alcoholic Drinks: Prices, Air Pollution: Greater London
(based on written questions asked by Ben Bradshaw and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL Committee (9 out of 13)
- Local Government Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Daylight Saving Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Animal Welfare Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- British Overseas Territories Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Marine Conservation Zones (21 May 2013)
“Will the hon. Gentleman give way?”
- Marine Conservation Zones (21 May 2013)
“Is the hon. Gentleman also aware of research commissioned by the recreational anglers? It shows that fishing interests are not always allied. Sometimes the commercial fishing sector can be in conflict with the recreational sector, and the recreational sector, in many parts of the country, brings more income in to those local communities.”
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- Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — above 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 71.48% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 742 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||£18,144 (354th)||£19,715 (400th)||£13,918 (516th)||£9,775||£13,160 (522nd)||£9,154 (576th)||£9,987 (588th)||£12,672 (495th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£17,239 (342nd)||£17,117 (391st)||£20,106 (357th)||£16,344||£15,044 (488th)||£18,141 (447th)||£18,168 (joint 304th with 2 others)||£12,647 (435th)|
|Staffing costs||£88,993 (465th)||£84,890 (joint 418th with 1 other)||£86,086 (254th)||£75,130||£70,566 (309th)||£66,016 (420th)||£65,114 (302nd)||£51,087 (141st)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,908 (511th)||£9,556 (227th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,266 (530th)1||£3,117 (547th)2||£3,757 (532nd)||£3,601||£4,250 (556th)||£4,197 (joint 550th with 1 other)||£3,781 (569th)||£2,790 (573rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,248 (joint 57th with 1 other)||£176 (334th)||£240 (310th)||£646||£1,924 (81st)||£556 (249th)||£2,079 (44th)||£960 (140th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£159 (304th)||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||£5,309 (163rd)||£1,446 (joint 104th with 1 other)||£1,426 (175th)||£1,302||£1,744 (134th)||£1,979 (69th)||£1,562 (152nd)||£1,013 (joint 325th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,592 (94th)||£4,758 (147th)||£3,669||£5,422 (125th)||£6,192 (71st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£827 (624th)||£827 (594th)||£0||£1,877 (joint 346th with 6 others)||£1,877 (joint 340th with 5 others)||£1,877 (joint 332nd with 5 others)||£1,877 (joint 312th with 5 others)|
|Total||£138,107 (477th)||£141,595 (396th)||£131,118 (440th)||£110,467||£115,605 (482nd)||£109,686 (512th)||£104,095 (501st)||£84,176 (joint 428th with 1 other)|