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Former Labour MP for Calder Valley
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 1,367 votes. — 589th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Chris McCafferty voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — International Development: Kenya: Family Planning (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate reproductive health and access to reproductive rights in Kenya, with particular reference to family planning and safe abortion services; and if he will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Children: Social Services (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the standard of services for vulnerable children in Calderdale; and what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the protection of children.”
- Written Answers — Health: Heart Diseases: Health Services (30 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to (a) GPs, (b) primary care trusts and (c) NHS trusts on cardiac rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement.”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 41 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 60.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 74 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 51 times in debates — well below 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||£23,757 (93rd)||£19,576 (408th)||£22,077 (225th)||£21,619||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,321 (joint 184th with 2 others)||£19,680 (joint 281st with 4 others)||£14,760 (383rd)|
|Office running costs||£11,186 (560th)||£13,326 (508th)||£22,123 (181st)||£19,637||£15,616 (465th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,127 (343rd)|
|Staffing costs||£111,102 (9th)||£98,491 (31st)||£85,533 (276th)||£84,440||£77,923 (63rd)||£70,133 (177th)||£64,903 (316th)||£48,999 (215th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,324 (196th)||£8,693 (298th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,120 (241st)1||£8,548 (273rd)2||£8,447 (293rd)||£7,588||£13,461 (199th)||£12,893 (215th)||£12,307 (231st)||£10,334 (198th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£470 (168th)||£366 (248th)||£1,213 (100th)||£1,500||£230 (351st)||£326 (318th)||£1,306 (joint 119th with 1 other)||£394 (joint 277th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,229 (39th)||£583 (joint 196th with 1 other)||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||£4,830 (195th)||£585 (443rd)||£1,307 (196th)||£1,061||£1,632 (149th)||£1,227 (joint 176th with 1 other)||£1,487 (165th)||£1,164 (joint 273rd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,505 (467th)||£3,105 (280th)||£2,570||£4,067 (188th)||£3,839 (joint 178th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,071 (joint 516th with 5 others)||£877 (joint 575th with 1 other)||£1,058||£1,931 (250th)||£1,931 (245th)||£1,931 (239th)||£1,902 (271st)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£663 (69th)||£0||£0||£0||£11,071 (6th)||£197 (63rd)|
|Total||£177,517 (27th)||£152,744 (226th)||£145,345 (169th)||£139,473||£135,762 (105th)||£129,469 (125th)||£130,919 (28th)||£92,877 (213th)|