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Former Labour MP for Tyne Bridge
- Entered Parliament on 5 December 1985 — unknown
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 10,390 votes. — 46th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Clelland voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. 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 against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2010) has video
“It is a great honour, indeed a privilege, to follow the right hon. Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry). He represents the acceptable face of conservatism in this House, particularly on issues of local government. He has proved one of Parliament's most effective speakers, and he will be greatly missed. Like him and colleagues who have preceded me in this debate, I, too, will be leaving...”
- Turks and Caicos Islands (23 Mar 2010)
“This debate is about the governance of the Turks and Caicos Islands. I led a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegation to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the summer of 2004, the first such delegation for 40 years: they were feeling somewhat neglected. The delegation comprised Members of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords. My hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley, East and...”
- Turks and Caicos Islands (23 Mar 2010)
“I know that some British nationals have substantial interests, and I shall refer to that. It is true that some politicians on the islands have abused and misused their position of power and influence, but as some might ask, who are we to criticise? As in the UK, a small minority has blackened the reputation of the majority, but many good, dedicated and honest politicians in TCI have the...”
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below 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 76.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 52 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 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||£17,629 (368th)||£17,279 (456th)||£21,224 (332nd)||£18,609||£20,753 (joint 248th with 1 other)||£19,572 (288th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,789 (joint 218th with 4 others)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£17 (joint 121st with 8 others)|
|Office running costs||£22,637 (97th)||£21,358 (136th)||£28,661 (30th)||£20,000||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,388 (127th)|
|Staffing costs||£84,416 (528th)||£87,423 (334th)||£75,856 (546th)||£67,947||£62,433 (586th)||£61,753 (569th)||£58,764 (555th)||£30,862 (625th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,502 (424th)||£2,993 (526th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£18,499 (31st)1||£18,436 (25th)2||£17,449 (32nd)||£19,494||£19,575 (61st)||£18,573 (71st)||£20,035 (52nd)||£15,509 (62nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£435 (176th)||£1,285 (67th)||£287 (joint 287th with 1 other)||£524||£1,778 (94th)||£2,912 (22nd)||£1,771 (63rd)||£1,035 (joint 129th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,901 (24th)||£5,298 (3rd)||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||£2,123 (506th)||£378 (548th)||£543 (515th)||£424||£210 (625th)||£233 (617th)||£992 (337th)||£0|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£558 (608th)||£1,120 (569th)||£1,350||£0||£974 (570th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,375 (joint 87th with 1 other)||£1,142 (joint 175th with 17 others)||£962||£1,934 (joint 234th with 8 others)||£1,934 (joint 229th with 8 others)||£1,934 (joint 226th with 7 others)||£1,934 (joint 215th with 7 others)|
|Total||£155,141 (263rd)||£156,383 (160th)||£146,282 (146th)||£129,310||£126,008 (276th)||£124,750 (209th)||£121,452 (137th)||£86,534 (374th)|