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Labour MP for Bishop Auckland
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Helen Goodman voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted 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 very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Culture Media and Sport, Justice, Work and Pensions, Health, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Broadband, Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers, Departmental Internet, Housing Benefit, Broadband Delivery UK
(based on written questions asked by Helen Goodman and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Defamation Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Child Poverty Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Legal Services Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Childcare Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (19 out of 21)
- Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Charities Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Finance Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Commons Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: A and E Departments (21 May 2013)
“The basic problem with the 111 service is the national specification of the triage system. The ambulance drivers in my constituency warned of this two years ago when the service was trialled, and last year the north-east local medical committee also told the Department of Health that the system was not working. It is the Secretary of State who has his head in the sand. Why does he not listen...”
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- Has spoken in 85 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 131 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 74.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 17–18 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") 285 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£24,000 (50th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,555|
|Office running costs||£15,157 (424th)||£11,902 (547th)||£17,803 (480th)||£16,826|
|Staffing costs||£86,295 (504th)||£73,721 (594th)||£90,379 (66th)||£67,062|
|Communications Allowance||£20,575 (9th)||£10,685 (89th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£23,874 (7th)1||£18,360 (26th)2||£11,809 (142nd)||£11,214|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£800 (136th)||£633 (190th)||£568|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£199 (281st)||£1,483 (90th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£753 (30th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,973 (36th)||£506 (487th)||£1,201 (222nd)||£773|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,453 (180th)||£3,982 (199th)||£2,467||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£970 (joint 592nd with 1 other)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930|
|Total||£177,073 (29th)||£145,716 (341st)||£148,847 (103rd)||£121,395|