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Former Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead
- Also represented Leyton
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 6,857 votes. — 271st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Harry Cohen voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Defence: Falkland Islands: Land Mines (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Government expect full mine clearance in the Falkland Islands to be completed; and what relevant contracts to effect such clearance have been entered into.”
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Tibet (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights record of the Government of China, with particular reference to Tibet.”
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the High Commission in Pakistan has taken to obtain consular access to Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh; and if he will make a statement.”
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 106 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 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.
- 67 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 845 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||£23,961 (69th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,909 (194th)|
|Office running costs||£17,465 (331st)||£11,341 (562nd)||£19,039 (430th)||£19,821||£19,061 (joint 225th with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£14,284 (371st)|
|Staffing costs||£103,780 (72nd)||£100,494 (14th)||£88,677 (99th)||£81,259||£77,798 (67th)||£77,985 (2nd)||£72,309 (25th)||£46,142 (312th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,315 (353rd)||£9,027 (279th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,598 (562nd)1||£2,956 (551st)2||£3,247 (547th)||£2,570||£4,403 (554th)||£3,280 (582nd)||£3,225 (587th)||£2,081 (594th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£79 (joint 351st with 1 other)||£65 (397th)||£65 (joint 402nd with 1 other)||£72||£100 (421st)||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£132 (314th)||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||£1,754 (545th)||£699 (361st)||£519 (523rd)||£534||£1,811 (130th)||£636 (joint 443rd with 1 other)||£1,593 (145th)||£946 (353rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,109 (223rd)||£1,897 (430th)||£2,047||£5,434 (123rd)||£949 (573rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,310 (joint 167th with 2 others)||£1,125 (joint 205th with 11 others)||£944||£1,736 (joint 499th with 1 other)||£1,736 (joint 490th with 1 other)||£1,736 (462nd)||£1,380 (509th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£2,810 (46th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£157,952 (223rd)||£155,026 (185th)||£136,679 (344th)||£128,881||£131,245 (168th)||£123,718 (231st)||£116,819 (237th)||£80,742 (475th)|