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Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bridget Phillipson voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Home Department, Education, Work and Pensions, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Work Experience, Asylum, Defence: Procurement, Reserve Forces, Housing Benefit
(based on written questions asked by Bridget Phillipson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Justice and Security Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Identity Documents Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (17 out of 20)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (10 Jun 2013)
“Following today’s report from the Home Affairs Committee on child sexual exploitation and the response to localised grooming, will the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice set out what joint working will take place with colleagues in the Department for Education to ensure that we can prevent other young women from suffering the same horrific ordeal?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jun 2013)
“We know that before the election, the Prime Minister said that there would be no more top-down reorganisations in the NHS and that he later went on to say that he would not lose control of waiting times in A and E departments. Why does he keep making promises that he just cannot keep?”
- The High Street — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 May 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. Local people in Houghton tell me that they are concerned about the growing number of fast-food and takeaway outlets on the high street there. They want a better retail offer; they are concerned about the damage that that is doing. Should local people not be offered a greater say in the planning of high streets? In the current...”
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 82 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 54.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 24 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register