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Labour MP for Walsall North
- Also represented Croydon South
- Entered Parliament on 31 March 1966 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Winnick voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for 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 more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Treasury, Work and Pensions, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Prime Minister
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Members: Correspondence, Correspondence, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, UK Border Agency: Correspondence, Iraq
(based on written questions asked by David Winnick and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Scrap Metal Dealers Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Nato: Iran (17 Jun 2013)
“Should we not bear in mind that the previous regime, the Shah’s regime, was put in place and maintained for a long time by Britain, the United States and other western powers? That has not been forgotten by the Iranian people, but if conditions can be normalised, as we all hope will be the case, will that not put pressure on the present regime to end the abuses of human rights in Iran?”
- GCHQ (10 Jun 2013)
“Considering all the dangers for the individual concerned, why should we believe that the American whistleblower is telling a pack of lies? If a lot of what he is saying is true, then surely law-abiding citizens who are a million miles from any threat involved with terrorism should indeed be fearful.”
- Business of the House: Mau Mau Claims (Settlement) (6 Jun 2013)
“Terrible things were undoubtedly done on both sides, but may I tell the Foreign Secretary that many of us opposed from the start what we considered to be a totally unnecessary colonial war, as, indeed, we opposed what happened in Cyprus at around 1960? Although I would not normally quote Enoch Powell, because of the outburst in 1968 and other matters, in the debate on 27 July 1959 on the...”
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- Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — 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 77.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1848 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. 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||£10,045 (508th)||£9,530 (561st)||£9,626 (564th)||£8,577||£8,621 (583rd)||£8,427 (586th)||£8,387 (599th)||£7,338 (593rd)|
|Office running costs||£12,166 (530th)||£11,575 (557th)||£21,794 (194th)||£5,711||£5,036 (647th)||£5,152 (651st)||£5,645 (653rd)||£1,877 (653rd)|
|Staffing costs||£68,579 (617th)||£67,554 (619th)||£65,826 (612th)||£58,100||£58,430 (620th)||£54,644 (631st)||£48,666 (627th)||£28,256 (635th)|
|Communications Allowance||£4,047 (505th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,779 (394th)1||£5,111 (458th)2||£4,783 (478th)||£5,538||£4,605 (549th)||£4,428 (542nd)||£4,469 (549th)||£4,649 (484th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£152 (joint 375th with 1 other)|
|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||£698 (630th)||£294 (joint 581st with 1 other)||£255 (620th)||£412||£308 (598th)||£267 (607th)||£614 (joint 515th with 1 other)||£496 (558th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,109 (joint 549th with 1 other)||£64 (637th)||£1,345||£708 (612th)||£842 (590th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,029 (joint 556th with 2 others)||£1,291 (46th)||£767||£1,201 (632nd)||£1,201 (627th)||£850 (635th)||£434 (612th)|
|Total||£101,314 (626th)||£96,202 (636th)||£103,639 (623rd)||£80,450||£78,909 (655th)||£74,961 (653rd)||£68,631 (656th)||£43,202 (652nd)|