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Former Labour MP for Barnsley Central
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
- Left Parliament on 8 February 2011 — Resigned
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Eric Illsley voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. 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 more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Courts Service Estate (14 Dec 2010)
“The Minister has already announced that Barnsley county court will be retained, but can he confirm that he has accepted the view of most of the statutory agencies that the county court should be joined with the magistrates court? Is that merger going to take place?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Library Provision (CSR) (29 Nov 2010)
“How does the Minister square what he has just said about preserving libraries with the effects of the comprehensive spending review and the cuts in financing to local government, given that one of the first areas to face closure will be local library provision?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2010)
“Yorkshire Forward, the Yorkshire regional development agency, owns assets in my constituency in Barnsley that are crucial for a major redevelopment programme in the town centre. Will the Prime Minister look urgently at ensuring that the ownership of those assets is transferred from Yorkshire Forward to the local authority so that the programme can go ahead? Could that transfer be facilitated...”
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 53.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 47 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 301 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 Feb 2011. 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||£17,648 (367th)||£22,869 (225th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£20,660||£20,747 (252nd)||£20,313 (195th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,412 (412th)|
|Office running costs||£13,771 (480th)||£14,714 (469th)||£14,768 (558th)||£11,596||£12,393 (568th)||£11,550 (623rd)||£9,950 (624th)||£8,749 (551st)|
|Staffing costs||£106,839 (36th)||£90,662 (172nd)||£87,952 (118th)||£86,389||£48,714 (647th)||£55,243 (629th)||£48,574 (628th)||£34,210 (599th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,341 (192nd)||£5,223 (450th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,266 (233rd)1||£9,296 (249th)2||£9,089 (263rd)||£7,383||£12,905 (230th)||£12,509 (230th)||£13,030 (200th)||£10,242 (204th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,984 (20th)||£138 (358th)||£1,055 (116th)||£1,497||£1,733 (99th)||£862 (181st)||£1,570 (85th)||£330 (306th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£4,651 (7th)||£4,273 (10th)||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||£1,503 (577th)||£227 (joint 614th with 2 others)||£432 (joint 557th with 1 other)||£431||£374 (561st)||£302 (596th)||£245 (629th)||£539 (533rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£340 (joint 629th with 1 other)||£1,607 (479th)||£1,076||£1,425 (joint 504th with 2 others)||£912 (577th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£956 (599th)||£778 (607th)||£0||£1,933 (joint 243rd with 4 others)||£1,933 (joint 238th with 4 others)||£1,933 (joint 234th with 2 others)||£1,933 (joint 223rd with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£3,948 (26th)||£10,689 (8th)||£0|
|Total||£166,003 (115th)||£148,698 (293rd)||£137,791 (322nd)||£129,032||£100,224 (618th)||£107,572 (542nd)||£105,713 (478th)||£70,415 (597th)|