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Former Labour MP for Sunderland South
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 11,059 votes. — 70th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Chris Mullin voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration: Turkey (29 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of Turkish citizens who have entered the UK under the terms of the Ankara Agreement; and if he will make a statement.”
- Government and the Legislature (25 Mar 2010) has video
“As you will know, Mr Speaker, it is the custom when we come to this place for a new Member to make a maiden speech. With your indulgence, I wonder if I might initiate a new genre tonight: the valedictory speech. I have been in this place 23 years. I hope that, during that time, I have left the occasional footprint in the sand, but I am under no illusion. Only a handful of those of us who...”
- Government and the Legislature (25 Mar 2010) has video
“I defer to my right hon. Friend. We are on our ninth or 10th Prisons Minister. I was the sixth Africa Minister and the current incumbent is the ninth. That does not make for good government. I turn briefly to our 24-hour media. The free flow of information is the lifeblood of democracy, but I do wonder if we politicians have not gone too far in trying to ride the tiger. Perhaps future Prime...”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — 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 83.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 55 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 647 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||£14,648 (436th)||£12,942 (521st)||£13,591 (521st)||£20,004||£4,172 (601st)||£6,888 (598th)||£6,714 (607th)||£9,656 (566th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,255 (joint 107th with 10 others)||£0||£347 (116th)|
|Office running costs||£21,279 (159th)||£18,110 (341st)||£11,807 (603rd)||£10,396||£11,487 (588th)||£10,862 (627th)||£11,043 (612th)||£7,975 (575th)|
|Staffing costs||£90,247 (440th)||£87,528 (330th)||£81,341 (416th)||£81,819||£66,458 (joint 496th with 11 others)||£64,034 (510th)||£61,939 (439th)||£44,395 (387th)|
|Communications Allowance||£423 (586th)||£1,519 (567th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,713 (515th)1||£5,473 (440th)2||£5,633 (424th)||£4,927||£5,465 (520th)||£8,724 (374th)||£3,553 (579th)||£4,236 (502nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£112 (joint 369th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£528 (272nd)||£508 (267th)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£99 (joint 328th 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||£235 (639th)||£430 (joint 530th with 1 other)||£540 (joint 516th with 1 other)||£353||£529 (484th)||£406 (560th)||£529 (559th)||£659 (joint 486th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,149 (544th)||£1,507 (497th)||£649||£2,364 (353rd)||£1,051 (joint 555th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,050 (joint 539th with 1 other)||£937 (joint 502nd with 4 others)||£493||£1,500 (575th)||£1,500 (559th)||£1,500 (538th)||£1,007 (559th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,169 (71st)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£130,546 (537th)||£129,581 (535th)||£115,356 (583rd)||£118,641||£94,121 (636th)||£95,228 (616th)||£85,278 (633rd)||£68,275 (611th)|