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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East
- Also represented Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 6,202 votes. — 366th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gavin Strang voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Business of the House: High Speed Rail (11 Mar 2010)
“May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement about what might well be our most important transport project this century? Does he agree that it is understandable that we will want high speed trains coming into Edinburgh and Glasgow as soon as practicable? In that context, of course we accept that the first line will have to start at London and move north, but will the Minister do...”
- [Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Global Security (Non-Proliferation) (4 Mar 2010)
“A day when the papers contain so many well deserved tributes to Michael Foot is surely a good day to be discussing nuclear weapons, and if I may say so, Mr. Williams, it is fine to have a Member who represents a Welsh constituency in the Chair, given the many great years of service that Michael Foot gave his constituents in Wales. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak, and will be brief,...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Fairtrade Fortnight (3 Mar 2010)
“May I agree with my right hon. Friend that it is a tribute to the people of these islands that such a high volume of Fairtrade products are now going through our major retailers, including the supermarkets? Will he take this opportunity to pay tribute to the pioneers, who are still needed in the independent third-sector outlets, who keep the flame burning and who keep pushing forward the case...”
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question 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 71.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 91 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1004 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||£9,521 (520th)||£11,081 (546th)||£11,712 (541st)||£9,898||£10,806 (joint 556th with 1 other)||£9,978 (566th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,970 (359th)|
|Office running costs||£16,008 (395th)||£15,421 (455th)||£14,876 (557th)||£18,939||£13,887 (531st)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,324 (461st)||£19,479 (181st)|
|Staffing costs||£94,712 (342nd)||£93,265 (94th)||£92,840 (35th)||£84,226||£72,794 (229th)||£67,323 (370th)||£65,466 (257th)||£40,403 (503rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,707 (145th)||£9,651 (joint 214th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£17,021 (47th)1||£20,966 (17th)2||£16,146 (47th)||£12,868||£13,114 (217th)||£14,706 (158th)||£16,016 (114th)||£14,755 (78th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£335||£0||£1,480 (joint 103rd with 2 others)||£709 (207th)||£900 (150th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,513 (29th)||£4,286 (9th)||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||£2,501 (441st)||£400 (543rd)||£375 (583rd)||£590||£330 (joint 581st with 1 other)||£625 (448th)||£306 (611th)||£878 (379th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,136 (546th)||£657 (609th)||£1,391||£1,140 (554th)||£1,470 (496th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,365 (joint 94th with 1 other)||£1,163 (164th)||£0||£1,952 (joint 190th with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 185th with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 183rd with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 174th with 4 others)|
|Total||£152,984 (290th)||£157,571 (131st)||£137,769 (324th)||£128,247||£114,023 (503rd)||£116,333 (385th)||£121,495 (136th)||£93,337 (202nd)|