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Former Labour MP for Stroud
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 350 votes. — 630th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Drew voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- 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 introducing foundation hospitals. 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 laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Quite often rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management: Business (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) private finance initiative contracts relating to and (b) Government funding of residual waste plants on the ability of small businesses and community groups to set up residual waste projects.”
- Written Answers — Defence: Cluster Munitions (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a public announcement when the last US cluster munitions have been removed from the UK.”
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Schools: Employment (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will issue guidance to school governors on their individual liability in respect of decisions on the employment of staff.”
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- Has spoken in 155 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 661 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 78.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 63 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 769 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||£13,059 (464th)||£10,479 (551st)||£8,445 (572nd)||£5,606||£19,183 (352nd)||£17,905 (377th)||£17,165 (461st)||£14,089 (436th)|
|Office running costs||£11,257 (558th)||£14,902 (467th)||£10,424 (615th)||£15,927||£13,390 (548th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£9,967 (623rd)||£6,613 (601st)|
|Staffing costs||£98,102 (229th)||£89,330 (259th)||£97,034 (11th)||£79,341||£69,548 (395th)||£63,727 (525th)||£61,305 (484th)||£55,217 (69th)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,591 (516th)||£2,203 (551st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,120 (372nd)1||£7,141 (340th)2||£8,555 (285th)||£8,812||£12,858 (235th)||£11,922 (250th)||£9,439 (351st)||£10,329 (199th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£35 (419th)||£0||£0||£0||£22 (470th)||£192 (joint 381st with 1 other)||£64 (426th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£296 (250th)||£404 (235th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£51 (96th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,985 (27th)||£1,268 (joint 136th with 1 other)||£1,021 (273rd)||£1,266||£2,341 (84th)||£2,999 (25th)||£1,933 (96th)||£2,887 (22nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,732 (9th)||£3,798 (212th)||£5,225||£8,697 (58th)||£10,535 (23rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,762 (7th)||£1,505 (13th)||£1,177||£1,937 (joint 228th with 2 others)||£1,937 (joint 224th with 2 others)||£1,937 (joint 221st with 2 others)||£1,937 (joint 211th with 1 other)|
|Total||£139,460 (463rd)||£133,256 (494th)||£130,782 (445th)||£117,354||£127,954 (231st)||£127,846 (157th)||£101,938 (524th)||£91,136 (joint 262nd with 1 other)|