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Former Labour MP for Ipswich
- Entered Parliament on 22 November 2001 — Byelection
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 5,332 votes. — 428th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Chris Mole voted on key issues:
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly 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 very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Construction (8 Apr 2010)
“holding answer 30 March 2010 HS2 Ltd.'s preferred route option passes through the following parliamentary constituencies in force in the present Parliament: Aylesbury Banbury Beaconsfield Birmingham Erdington Birmingham Hodge Hill Birmingham Ladywood Brent East Brent South Buckingham Chesham and Amersham Daventry Ealing, Acton and Shepherds Bush Ealing North Holborn and St. Pancras Hampstead...”
- Written Answers — Transport: Railway Stations (7 Apr 2010)
“HS2 Ltd. commissioned Imperial College to undertake traction energy modelling, which included the impact of station stops. This report was published earlier this month and is available on HS2 Ltd.'s website www.hs2.org.uk/supporting-documents-temp”
- Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Construction (7 Apr 2010)
“The Department for Transport does not hold this information in the form requested. The completion of the potential HS2 core network would accelerate surface access to certain UK airports, but actual time savings would depend on rail and airline service patterns and timetabling at that time.”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — above 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 91.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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.
- 48 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 128 times in debates — 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||£9,767 (516th)||£17,973 (437th)||£15,227 (504th)||£13,789||£19,554 (328th)||£20,225 (222nd)||£15,888 (501st)||£6,599 (600th)|
|Office running costs||£16,450 (382nd)||£15,953 (432nd)||£16,062 (539th)||£20,000||£14,930 (493rd)||£18,572 (392nd)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£23,757 (91st)|
|Staffing costs||£94,565 (345th)||£86,202 (374th)||£91,201 (50th)||£83,391||£74,668 (153rd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£64,372 (331st)||£13,602 (652nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,379 (joint 181st with 1 other)||£5,079 (joint 458th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,533 (524th)1||£3,645 (528th)2||£3,151 (552nd)||£3,005||£3,484 (581st)||£5,414 (505th)||£5,191 (519th)||£1,814 (600th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£13 (joint 417th with 1 other)||£122 (364th)||£176 (joint 335th with 1 other)||£129||£119 (joint 413th with 1 other)||£431 (285th)||£460 (268th)||£36 (joint 445th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£373 (224th)||£350 (250th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£98 (82nd)||£226 (joint 65th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,191 (170th)||£1,335 (123rd)||£2,480 (61st)||£1,169||£1,105 (255th)||£967 (268th)||£939 (joint 363rd with 1 other)||£676 (joint 468th with 2 others)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,255 (39th)||£13,600 (17th)||£7,288||£5,281 (132nd)||£5,592 (92nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,163 (joint 391st with 3 others)||£1,106 (joint 233rd with 2 others)||£1,106||£1,960 (176th)||£1,960 (171st)||£1,960 (169th)||£1,640 (joint 410th with 1 other)|
|Total||£140,368 (449th)||£137,303 (447th)||£143,003 (214th)||£132,918||£121,101 (378th)||£121,184 (284th)||£107,044 (461st)||£48,124 (651st)|