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Former Labour MP for Harlow
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 97 votes. — 640th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bill Rammell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Defence: Cluster Munitions (8 Apr 2010)
“The United States has identified the cluster munitions that it holds on United Kingdom territory as exceeding its worldwide operational planning requirements. We expect that all US cluster munitions will be removed from sites in the UK this year and from all UK territories by 2013 (as declared by Baroness Kinnock during the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill Second Reading in the House of...”
- Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Data Protection (8 Apr 2010)
“The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes any attacks on, or misuse of, its information, networks and associated media storage devices very seriously and has robust procedures in place to mitigate against and investigate such occurrences. Furthermore, new processes, instructions and technological aids are continually being implemented to mitigate human errors and raise the awareness of every...”
- Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Lost Property (8 Apr 2010)
“The requested information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 52.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
- 59 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 621 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||£4,212 (567th)||£12,928 (522nd)||£14,213 (513th)||£19,927||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£18,450 (351st)||£13,500 (552nd)||£14,300 (422nd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£653 (116th)||£0|
|Office running costs||£22,327 (108th)||£21,410 (132nd)||£24,504 (104th)||£19,033||£19,278 (164th)||£17,404 (512th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,769 (209th)|
|Staffing costs||£98,819 (204th)||£90,333 (207th)||£83,095 (371st)||£85,048||£77,534 (joint 77th with 6 others)||£76,360 (4th)||£70,757 (65th)||£50,880 (147th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,499 (154th)||£9,970 (149th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,883 (587th)1||£1,324 (606th)2||£1,748 (595th)||£1,680||£2,455 (602nd)||£2,383 (606th)||£6,493 (466th)||£6,982 (369th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£150 (350th)||£0||£95||£0||£0||£0||£222 (joint 340th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£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||£4,473 (217th)||£1,785 (51st)||£7,155 (7th)||£7,327||£5,572 (18th)||£5,098 (10th)||£4,454 (9th)||£2,944 (19th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,102 (51st)||£8,744 (44th)||£18,267||£15,982 (16th)||£15,949 (8th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,338 (139th)||£1,097 (joint 248th with 1 other)||£0||£2,000 (joint 67th with 7 others)||£2,000 (joint 60th with 7 others)||£2,000 (joint 60th with 7 others)||£2,000 (joint 59th with 7 others)|
|Total||£142,213 (423rd)||£144,340 (362nd)||£140,556 (271st)||£151,377||£145,341 (41st)||£139,218 (35th)||£116,091 (255th)||£96,097 (147th)|