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Labour MP for Blackpool South
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gordon Marsden voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. 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
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. 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 against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Health, Work and Pensions, Education and Skills, Culture Media and Sport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Regional Growth Fund, Apprentices, Students: Loans, Government Auctions, Special Educational Needs
(based on written questions asked by Gordon Marsden and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Sale of Student Loans Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Education and Skills Bill Committee (19 out of 20)
- European Parliament (Representation) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Land Registration Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Regulation (13 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference the Queen's Speech on 8 May 2013, what measures relating to (a) apprenticeships and (b) traineeships he intends to introduce as part of the proposed Deregulation Bill.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Vocational Training (13 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) when his Department will confirm its final proposals for traineeships; (2) when his Department will publish its response to its consultation on traineeships.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Vocational Training (25 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what funding his Department intends to provide for the delivery of traineeships in the 2013-14 academic year; (2) how many traineeship places will be available to people aged (a) 16 to 18 and (b) 19 to 24 in the 2013-14 academic year.”
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 91 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 75.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 218 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. 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||£8,959 (528th)||£9,739 (556th)||£9,010 (568th)||£7,828||£9,351 (572nd)||£7,672 (594th)||£7,682 (604th)||£6,614 (599th)|
|Office running costs||£18,132 (304th)||£18,680 (309th)||£23,028 (155th)||£21,425||£17,098 (408th)||£17,073 (526th)||£16,627 (499th)||£22,387 (111th)|
|Staffing costs||£104,266 (64th)||£93,164 (97th)||£77,107 (520th)||£76,174||£72,537 (234th)||£67,708 (344th)||£59,672 (534th)||£35,633 (584th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,400 (joint 166th with 5 others)||£10,000 (joint 130th with 10 others)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,658 (56th)1||£13,817 (107th)2||£13,502 (103rd)||£14,330||£14,291 (165th)||£15,000 (148th)||£12,631 (joint 218th with 1 other)||£9,956 (225th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£33 (joint 400th with 1 other)||£475 (220th)||£109 (joint 374th with 1 other)||£0||£193 (370th)||£107 (joint 422nd with 1 other)||£702 (211th)||£0|
|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||£6,587 (77th)||£667 (381st)||£819 (357th)||£917||£1,264 (216th)||£503 (508th)||£2,265 (53rd)||£1,610 (137th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,413 (310th)||£2,631 (319th)||£2,565||£3,221 (242nd)||£1,329 (511th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,436 (45th)||£1,200 (joint 118th with 1 other)||£0||£1,907 (joint 286th with 5 others)||£1,907 (joint 282nd with 5 others)||£1,907 (joint 279th with 5 others)||£1,907 (joint 262nd with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,909 (56th)||£0||£0||£373 (95th)||£2,776 (41st)||£0||£0|
|Total||£164,035 (139th)||£152,300 (233rd)||£127,406 (492nd)||£123,239||£120,235 (395th)||£114,075 (442nd)||£101,486 (526th)||£78,107 (510th)|