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Former Labour MP for Crosby
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 5,840 votes. — 352nd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Claire Curtis-Thomas voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. 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 university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Merseyside (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 9-10, on armed forces: Merseyside, how many young people in the UK cadet forces were recruited into the armed forces in each of the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Health: Cancer: Waiting Lists (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time was that patients in Merseyside waited for the start of treatment for ovarian cancer in the most recent year for which figures are available.”
- Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Merseyside (30 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 9-10W, on armed forces: Merseyside, how many of the (a) 131,000 young people and (b) 25,000 adult volunteers are based in Merseyside.”
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 211 written questions in the last year — well 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 43.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 62 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 196 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||£23,469 (117th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,628||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,330 (joint 163rd with 2 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,000 (439th)|
|Office running costs||£21,830 (131st)||£14,187 (488th)||£19,995 (joint 366th with 1 other)||£19,897||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,780 (joint 271st with 1 other)||£18,215 (joint 248th with 2 others)||£18,176 (228th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,568 (143rd)||£97,656 (37th)||£85,753 (268th)||£86,082||£74,178 (181st)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,067 (121st)||£40,740 (497th)|
|Communications Allowance||£5,380 (466th)||£9,651 (joint 214th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,010 (444th)1||£9,280 (251st)2||£7,943 (305th)||£7,653||£15,869 (118th)||£27,155 (16th)||£24,853 (17th)||£14,415 (82nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,519 (38th)||£1,481 (47th)||£1,732 (50th)||£1,096||£2,478 (42nd)||£3,572 (10th)||£974 (174th)||£2,431 (21st)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,596 (69th)||£3,790 (16th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£1,213 (14th)||£574 (37th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,829 (130th)||£901 (joint 263rd with 1 other)||£871 (joint 326th with 1 other)||£1,613||£3,827 (joint 33rd with 1 other)||£5,661 (7th)||£6,045 (4th)||£2,172 (57th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,678 (160th)||£3,437 (237th)||£4,754||£12,890 (25th)||£19,038 (5th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,340 (joint 135th with 1 other)||£1,175 (joint 136th with 6 others)||£148||£2,021 (joint 38th with 8 others)||£2,021 (joint 34th with 8 others)||£2,021 (joint 34th with 8 others)||£2,021 (joint 33rd with 8 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£217||£1,862 (67th)||£559 (74th)||£9,932 (10th)||£0|
|Total||£166,414 (110th)||£165,621 (41st)||£143,016 (213th)||£143,088||£153,352 (16th)||£168,889 (1st)||£150,829 (2nd)||£93,955 (191st)|