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Former Labour MP for Dartford
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 706 votes. — 610th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Howard Stoate voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. 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 the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. 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 a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Kent (30 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what schemes in Kent Thameside have received funding from his Department and its executive agencies in each of the last five years; and how much funding was allocated to each of those schemes.”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Regeneration (23 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made by the Home and Communities Agency in its Single Conversation process in north Kent; and if he will make a statement.”
- [Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)
“I want to start by echoing your sentiments, Mr. Russell, about the quality of this afternoon's debate. As you have already pointed out, the Government and Opposition leads are nurses, and a pharmacist is leading for the Liberal Democrats. An illustrious retired physician is speaking for the Independents, and we also have an immunologist present. In addition, my right hon. Friend the Member...”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — 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 67.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 41 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 196 times in debates — below 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||£11,255 (488th)||£17,883 (440th)||£9,374 (565th)||£10,314||£18,265 (390th)||£13,340 (510th)||£17,153 (462nd)||£15,827 (208th)|
|Office running costs||£18,001 (312th)||£17,221 (383rd)||£19,877 (378th)||£23,000||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,891 (390th)||£14,830 (353rd)|
|Staffing costs||£103,964 (67th)||£93,371 (92nd)||£87,837 (128th)||£81,075||£70,236 (joint 359th with 1 other)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£63,699 (364th)||£47,567 (260th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,372 (185th)||£11,252 (67th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,626 (joint 519th with 1 other)1||£3,928 (517th)2||£4,029 (518th)||£2,382||£3,341 (583rd)||£4,170 (552nd)||£3,843 (566th)||£3,127 (559th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£10 (joint 341st with 1 other)||£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||£2,434 (452nd)||£1,556 (83rd)||£1,556 (150th)||£2,234||£2,005 (joint 107th with 1 other)||£3,273 (21st)||£3,993 (11th)||£1,425 (191st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,273 (37th)||£4,445 (167th)||£6,705||£4,963 (140th)||£5,566 (94th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,176 (joint 366th with 3 others)||£1,065 (joint 305th with 9 others)||£0||£2,002 (joint 65th with 1 other)||£2,002 (joint 58th with 1 other)||£2,002 (joint 58th with 1 other)||£2,002 (joint 57th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£4,879 (25th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£149,662 (332nd)||£151,660 (242nd)||£133,062 (416th)||£125,710||£120,137 (397th)||£115,173 (joint 413th with 1 other)||£108,581 (425th)||£84,778 (412th)|