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Former Labour MP for Lincoln
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 4,614 votes. — 431st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gillian Merron voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very 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 very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Health: Abortion (8 Apr 2010)
“I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 8 March 2010, Official Report, column 51W. The information requested was placed in the Library on 18 March 2010.”
- Written Answers — Health: E Coli (8 Apr 2010)
“As humans may be infected by E. coli O157 through a variety of routes there are several different Government Departments that contribute to reducing the chances of an outbreak. Humans may become infected when they consume contaminated food or water, by direct or indirect contact with animals that carry E. coli O157 or from exposure to an environment contaminated with animals' faeces, such...”
- Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis: Screening (8 Apr 2010)
“The Department has provided capital funding of £8 million for the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to install new digital x-ray machines at Gatwick and Heathrow to replace the old ones in a phased programme across 2008-09. These have been installed and are fully functioning. In addition, an electronic notification system for results of screening is being piloted across the country to...”
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 84.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 18 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 53 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 258 times in debates — 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||£20,095 (277th)||£22,641 (250th)||£21,258 (329th)||£19,969||£20,064 (301st)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,631 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£13,038 (485th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,255 (joint 107th with 10 others)||£0||£0|
|Office running costs||£14,090 (469th)||£13,140 (514th)||£20,945 (239th)||£14,415||£18,687 (286th)||£17,893 (473rd)||£18,211 (258th)||£18,202 (227th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,738 (134th)||£97,565 (joint 38th with 1 other)||£86,770 (joint 211th with 1 other)||£81,813||£74,442 (157th)||£71,759 (131st)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£47,921 (247th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,333 (195th)||£8,110 (324th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,903 (386th)1||£6,298 (381st)2||£7,703 (314th)||£6,707||£8,357 (409th)||£8,924 (366th)||£11,391 (270th)||£10,166 (208th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,073 (73rd)||£1,063 (95th)||£929 (136th)||£1,310||£1,594 (111th)||£950 (170th)||£1,235 (126th)||£1,007 (134th)|
|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||£6,566 (78th)||£1,527 (86th)||£1,732 (125th)||£2,448||£2,289 (joint 89th with 1 other)||£2,200 (50th)||£2,278 (51st)||£2,129 (60th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,461 (107th)||£4,628 (154th)||£6,064||£10,794 (37th)||£11,396 (17th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,167 (joint 384th with 1 other)||£949 (joint 486th with 2 others)||£754||£2,009 (joint 59th with 2 others)||£1,996 (joint 70th with 3 others)||£1,996 (joint 69th with 3 others)||£1,996 (joint 68th with 3 others)|
|Total||£158,797 (214th)||£155,972 (172nd)||£144,914 (176th)||£133,480||£139,854 (64th)||£136,706 (55th)||£123,954 (87th)||£94,459 (joint 178th with 1 other)|