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Former Independent MP for Castle Point
- Changed party from UKIP on 24 Nov 2008; from Independent Conservative on 21 Apr 2008; from Conservative on 12 Mar 2008
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 8,201 votes. — 326th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bob Spink voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Business: Essex (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses were registered for value added tax in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Departmental Location (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each of the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports: Essex (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point made exports in each year since 1997.”
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- Has spoken in 216 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 948 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 79.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 27 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.
- 69 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 646 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||£21,875 (207th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£21,817 (joint 280th with 1 other)||£21,320||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£13,463 (488th)||£13,356 (507th)||£19,789 (joint 386th with 1 other)||£19,613||£12,247 (574th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£10,380 (510th)|
|Staffing costs||£89,739 (453rd)||£82,472 (483rd)||£90,756 (57th)||£78,144||£84,375 (19th)||£65,084 (444th)||£67,404 (joint 154th with 7 others)||£64,014 (6th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,305 (291st)||£9,107 (272nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,446 (360th)1||£5,917 (405th)2||£9,347 (252nd)||£7,533||£12,880 (232nd)||£11,343 (277th)||£10,219 (313th)||£9,418 (248th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£15 (414th)||£54 (joint 406th with 1 other)||£48 (joint 413th with 2 others)||£121||£329 (320th)||£260 (joint 340th with 1 other)||£55 (444th)||£36 (joint 445th 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||£5,726 (134th)||£1,005 (223rd)||£2,057 (94th)||£676||£1,275 (214th)||£328 (joint 589th with 2 others)||£695 (473rd)||£1,047 (joint 307th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,845 (74th)||£8,118 (56th)||£3,122||£3,148 (252nd)||£1,245 (521st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,148 (joint 419th with 2 others)||£1,006 (joint 416th with 5 others)||£0||£1,885 (joint 332nd with 3 others)||£1,885 (joint 325th with 2 others)||£1,885 (joint 319th with 2 others)||£1,885 (joint 300th with 2 others)|
|Total||£146,568 (368th)||£140,987 (403rd)||£152,938 (65th)||£130,529||£137,041 (89th)||£119,277 (330th)||£118,214 (206th)||£104,789 (44th)|