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Former Labour MP for Lewisham East
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 6,751 votes. — 247th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bridget Prentice voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Justice: Cemeteries (6 Apr 2010)
“Our current guidance reminds burial ground managers not to discriminate in the way common graves are provided in cemeteries and encourages them to be treated with as much sensitivity and respect as any other graves.”
- Written Answers — Justice: Tribunals: Disability Living Allowance (6 Apr 2010)
“The Tribunals Service is only able to provide figures for each administrative area from 2007-08. Prior to this, disability living allowance appeals were administered by the Appeals Service, an agency of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP is unable to break down its figures in the way the hon. Member has requested. The First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support has...”
- Written Answers — Justice: Burial (30 Mar 2010)
“The data requested are not held centrally.”
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- Has spoken in 18 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 35 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.
- 53 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 365 times in debates — 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||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£2,812 (joint 1st with 47 others)||£2,712 (joint 1st with 46 others)||£2,613||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£31,982 (2nd)||£30,198 (5th)||£30,723 (4th)||£24,202||£19,274 (joint 165th with 1 other)||£18,605 (385th)||£18,212 (joint 253rd with 4 others)||£24,754 (71st)|
|Staffing costs||£89,613 (454th)||£80,832 (520th)||£76,735 (530th)||£45,787||£77,534 (joint 77th with 6 others)||£72,800 (75th)||£72,310 (joint 1st with 23 others)||£40,654 (500th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,497 (joint 276th with 1 other)||£8,974 (281st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£767 (623rd)1||£787 (620th)2||£732 (625th)||£805||£1,493 (632nd)||£1,136 (joint 631st with 2 others)||£2,636 (598th)||£1,827 (598th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£10||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|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||£5,890 (129th)||£1,087 (joint 195th with 1 other)||£653 (joint 442nd with 1 other)||£1,057||£996 (joint 291st with 2 others)||£1,025 (240th)||£654 (492nd)||£480 (566th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,364 (28th)||£2,352 (360th)||£2,720||£2,456 (335th)||£5,398 (98th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,298 (joint 183rd with 3 others)||£1,090 (joint 258th with 10 others)||£0||£1,962 (joint 166th with 3 others)||£1,962 (joint 161st with 3 others)||£1,962 (joint 159th with 3 others)||£1,962 (joint 152nd with 3 others)|
|Total||£140,665 (447th)||£131,352 (520th)||£114,997 (585th)||£77,194||£105,333 (586th)||£102,500 (581st)||£97,301 (566th)||£70,904 (592nd)|