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Former Labour MP for Bury North
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 2,926 votes. — 528th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Chaytor voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against 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 a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Transport: Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties (17 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many vehicles were exempt from vehicle excise duty as a result of having been first registered prior to January 1973 in each of the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People (17 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people under the age of 19 years who are not in employment, education or training are living in supported housing schemes; what assessment she has made of the effects of housing benefit levels on the prospects of such people obtaining employment; and if she will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Young People (17 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of young people under the age of 19 years are living in supported housing schemes; and what the maximum weekly housing benefit payable to such people is.”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — 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 65.61% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 41 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 308 times in debates — 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£21,584 (312th)||£22,075 (joint 228th with 1 other)||£21,332||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£10,831 (548th)|
|Office running costs||£19,767 (229th)||£21,754 (116th)||£23,635 (135th)||£28,320||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,223 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£24,405 (77th)|
|Staffing costs||£101,714 (109th)||£90,089 (226th)||£83,364 (358th)||£75,761||£74,214 (joint 160th with 13 others)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£63,020 (378th)||£35,162 (591st)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,103 (124th)||£8,966 (282nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,635 (216th)1||£11,137 (180th)2||£6,456 (370th)||£8,619||£9,122 (369th)||£9,853 (329th)||£10,623 (298th)||£9,236 (260th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,878 (26th)||£517 (joint 202nd with 1 other)||£2,200 (34th)||£2,667||£2,358 (51st)||£937 (171st)||£0||£766 (167th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£481 (217th)||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||£3,909 (278th)||£353 (joint 559th with 2 others)||£654 (joint 440th with 1 other)||£2,567||£1,577 (161st)||£1,256 (166th)||£1,499 (162nd)||£1,591 (141st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£279 (634th)||£1,371 (526th)||£5,873||£2,429 (342nd)||£3,136 (249th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,049 (541st)||£793 (joint 601st with 2 others)||£793||£1,966 (joint 147th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 141st with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 139th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 133rd with 14 others)|
|Other Costs||£9,323 (18th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£181,334 (14th)||£156,209 (167th)||£140,548 (272nd)||£145,932||£131,893 (155th)||£128,053 (151st)||£115,053 (281st)||£83,957 (433rd)|