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Former Labour MP for Inverclyde
- Also represented Greenock and Inverclyde
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 9 May 2011 — Died
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Cairns voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Census: Publicity (15 Mar 2011)
“To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if the Government will allocate part of the budget for the 2011 Census awareness campaign to advertising through community radio stations.”
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran (15 Mar 2011)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Health: Genito-Urinary Medicine (9 Mar 2011)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to consult on the draft of his Department's forthcoming sexual health strategy.”
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 63 written questions in the last year — above 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 47.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 37 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 256 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 3 May 2011. 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||£16,034 (407th)||£23,075 (joint 158th with 2 others)||£22,098 (joint 211th with 2 others)||£18,810||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,234 (218th)||£19,290 (343rd)||£18,000 (joint 63rd with 2 others)|
|Office running costs||£16,269 (385th)||£24,946 (57th)||£20,307 (joint 332nd with 1 other)||£19,817||£19,042 (231st)||£18,732 (321st)||£18,222 (joint 228th with 1 other)||£26,729 (54th)|
|Staffing costs||£78,552 (578th)||£74,909 (584th)||£70,376 (592nd)||£67,223||£66,219 (519th)||£67,995 (joint 315th with 1 other)||£65,068 (305th)||£23,092 (646th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,141 (298th)||£7,404 (359th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,668 (77th)1||£10,825 (194th)2||£10,491 (199th)||£12,311||£17,218 (92nd)||£17,677 (80th)||£18,356 (73rd)||£16,989 (39th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£372 (307th)||£811 (188th)||£0||£382 (282nd)|
|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||£3,400 (330th)||£903 (joint 261st with 1 other)||£699 (415th)||£1,200||£3,541 (36th)||£1,556 (120th)||£1,341 (207th)||£1,741 (joint 111th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,760 (264th)||£1,946 (421st)||£1,342||£16,423 (15th)||£4,635 (134th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,154 (joint 412th with 1 other)||£935 (joint 507th with 13 others)||£754||£1,968 (joint 134th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 127th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 126th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 121st with 10 others)|
|Total||£138,065 (478th)||£145,976 (336th)||£126,852 (497th)||£121,457||£145,685 (39th)||£133,608 (83rd)||£124,245 (80th)||£88,901 (320th)|