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Former Labour MP for Pendle
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 2,180 votes. — 544th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gordon Prentice voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Quite often rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Bank Services (7 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Post Office on the possible establishment of a Post Bank; and if he will make a statement.”
- Amendment of the Law (30 Mar 2010)
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Freedom of Information (30 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times her Department has appealed against a decision notice from the Information Commissioner since 2005.”
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- Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 188 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 83.62% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 27 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 46 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 367 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||£17,110 (379th)||£20,313 (378th)||£21,806 (282nd)||£20,211||£19,564 (325th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,639 (394th)|
|Office running costs||£14,071 (470th)||£15,480 (452nd)||£19,090 (427th)||£20,000||£18,082 (352nd)||£17,900 (471st)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,632 (216th)|
|Staffing costs||£70,733 (611th)||£85,966 (383rd)||£77,809 (504th)||£76,980||£66,151 (520th)||£63,154 (536th)||£61,222 (490th)||£43,971 (402nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,520 (275th)||£2,349 (545th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,499 (268th)1||£7,555 (320th)2||£11,259 (158th)||£12,521||£15,295 (132nd)||£15,573 (125th)||£14,111 (173rd)||£12,125 (137th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£810 (215th)||£263 (339th)||£1,528 (92nd)||£1,257 (joint 101st with 1 other)|
|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||£5,064 (180th)||£953 (240th)||£483 (joint 535th with 1 other)||£763||£591 (456th)||£993 (254th)||£826 (418th)||£909 (joint 367th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,381 (191st)||£1,620 (474th)||£2,115||£1,938 (414th)||£3,284 (229th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£850 (joint 620th with 1 other)||£685 (623rd)||£0||£1,919 (joint 271st with 1 other)||£1,919 (joint 267th with 1 other)||£1,919 (joint 262nd with 1 other)||£1,919 (joint 248th with 1 other)|
|Total||£124,998 (572nd)||£136,847 (451st)||£132,752 (420th)||£132,590||£124,350 (300th)||£123,419 (238th)||£117,562 (220th)||£93,452 (197th)|