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Former Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 11,620 votes. — 225th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Curry voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Sometimes rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2010) has video
“Since we are having a succession of valedictories, I shall try not to be sentimental, maudlin or moralistic. We are talking about the Budget, however, so perhaps I may begin by talking about the two great elephants in the room that have not been raised: the great debate about the value of the renminbi that is taking place in the United States and China, and Germany's role in assisting the...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Council (29 Mar 2010) has video
“Does the Prime Minister agree with the French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde that the eurozone has no hope of achieving sustainable recovery while the huge problem persists of a massive German trade surplus and persistently low consumer demand in Germany, and will he express those sentiments to the German Chancellor when he meets her?”
- Public Bill Committee: Local Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny) Bill: Clause 1 (3 Mar 2010)
“Will the Minister give way?”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below 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 51.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 59 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 819 times in debates — well 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||£12,071 (478th)||£9,439 (562nd)||£9,059 (567th)||£9,580||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£10,192 (560th)||£18,883 (373rd)||£16,856 (97th)|
|Office running costs||£19,151 (262nd)||£18,172 (339th)||£7,972 (631st)||£10,008||£10,411 (598th)||£16,441 (545th)||£6,339 (650th)||£16,404 (287th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,872 (240th)||£90,382 (204th)||£90,037 (72nd)||£85,528||£81,439 (33rd)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£59,196 (540th)||£36,728 (572nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£154 (597th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,063 (244th)1||£9,956 (224th)2||£8,625 (281st)||£7,568||£14,545 (155th)||£12,132 (240th)||£10,390 (310th)||£9,438 (247th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£127||£0||£94 (428th)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£36 (329th)||£32 (349th)||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||£1,644 (564th)||£591 (joint 434th with 3 others)||£163 (635th)||£665||£339 (577th)||£486 (519th)||£441 (584th)||£674 (471st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,237 (339th)||£940 (592nd)||£1,420||£2,172 (377th)||£858 (joint 586th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,090 (joint 500th with 2 others)||£956 (joint 480th with 1 other)||£0||£1,725 (joint 503rd with 1 other)||£1,725 (joint 494th with 1 other)||£1,725 (joint 467th with 1 other)||£1,725 (398th)|
|Total||£139,990 (454th)||£131,899 (510th)||£117,752 (571st)||£114,896||£131,533 (160th)||£113,701 (450th)||£96,974 (571st)||£81,825 (460th)|