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Former Labour MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 4,768 votes. — 447th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Geraldine Smith voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments: Morecambe (12 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency have received winter fuel payments during this winter.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment: Young People (8 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to assist young people to obtain (a) work and (b) training.”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Morecambe (10 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding the Government have allocated for housing regeneration in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency since 1997.”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 45 written questions in the last year — above 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 62.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 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.
- 90 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 104 times in debates — well below 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||£21,744 (212th)||£23,035 (182nd)||£22,034 (247th)||£21,627||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£19,126 (314th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,009 (joint 173rd with 4 others)|
|Office running costs||£19,659 (236th)||£22,889 (95th)||£29,140 (joint 12th with 6 others)||£28,391||£19,299 (143rd)||£18,721 (331st)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£12,441 (448th)|
|Staffing costs||£96,657 (280th)||£85,554 (396th)||£76,909 (525th)||£75,647||£74,214 (joint 160th with 13 others)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£47,258 (272nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£15,481 (25th)||£14,399 (27th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£17,314 (45th)1||£15,868 (60th)2||£14,523 (77th)||£10,964||£13,070 (221st)||£13,411 (195th)||£19,096 (60th)||£12,967 (109th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£371 (197th)||£1,765 (31st)||£1,654 (56th)||£3,413||£3,840 (11th)||£1,939 (57th)||£1,898 (54th)||£2,080 (34th)|
|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||£2,926 (387th)||£410 (540th)||£1,058 (260th)||£1,068||£1,067 (264th)||£4,250 (14th)||£1,759 (115th)||£2,320 (45th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,077 (555th)||£2,588 (326th)||£3,384||£2,878 (282nd)||£8,867 (32nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,100 (495th)||£943 (joint 494th with 1 other)||£137||£1,934 (joint 234th with 8 others)||£1,934 (joint 229th with 8 others)||£1,934 (joint 226th with 7 others)||£1,934 (joint 215th with 7 others)|
|Total||£174,152 (43rd)||£166,097 (37th)||£148,849 (102nd)||£144,631||£137,204 (87th)||£136,271 (58th)||£128,239 (42nd)||£95,009 (169th)|