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Former Labour MP for Rotherham
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 1994 — unknown
- Left Parliament on 2 November 2012 — Resigned
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Denis MacShane voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ukraine (2 Nov 2012)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the conduct of recent elections in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Demonstrations: Walthamstow (1 Nov 2012)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons she banned extremist marches and rallies in Walthamstow for 30 days in October 2012; and if she will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Housing (1 Nov 2012)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects local councils to begin reducing benefits to council home tenants who have spare bedrooms.”
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- Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 80 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 44.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 51 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 812 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 30 Apr 2012. 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||£23,995 (57th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,625||£20,510 (278th)||£13,140 (517th)||£19,700 (joint 268th with 6 others)||£16,609 (111th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£19,874 (224th)||£18,438 (323rd)||£21,489 (212th)||£20,820||£17,746 (373rd)||£17,622 (joint 498th with 1 other)||£18,233 (joint 185th with 7 others)||£10,910 (494th)|
|Staffing costs||£83,959 (539th)||£81,529 (507th)||£82,318 (391st)||£73,681||£75,004 (143rd)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£65,589 (235th)||£42,603 (455th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,390 (joint 177th with 1 other)||£9,680 (210th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,859 (204th)1||£15,396 (68th)2||£15,283 (65th)||£13,528||£14,853 (143rd)||£15,860 (118th)||£14,559 (joint 157th with 1 other)||£12,503 (127th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£208 (277th)||£565 (188th)||£1,079 (111th)||£712||£489 (280th)||£0||£179 (joint 387th with 1 other)||£334 (303rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£277 (45th)||£405 (46th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,705 (415th)||£825 (joint 300th with 1 other)||£863 (joint 330th with 1 other)||£1,391||£669 (joint 421st with 1 other)||£978 (262nd)||£551 (547th)||£666 (477th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,504 (joint 468th with 1 other)||£3,174 (270th)||£3,593||£3,399 (228th)||£4,121 (158th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,459 (joint 31st with 1 other)||£1,256 (60th)||£0||£1,875 (joint 357th with 7 others)||£1,875 (joint 350th with 7 others)||£1,875 (joint 342nd with 7 others)||£1,875 (joint 322nd with 7 others)|
|Other Costs||£4,225 (48th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£155,491 (256th)||£152,884 (223rd)||£147,572 (126th)||£135,350||£136,163 (102nd)||£126,943 (172nd)||£122,213 (115th)||£86,630 (371st)|