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Former Labour MP for Brigg and Goole
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 2,894 votes. — 524th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Cawsey voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Apr 2010) has video
“The Prime Minister is aware of the effect of the retrospective introduction of business rates on companies operating in various ports around the country, including Goole in my constituency. Five years after the planned implementation, the Valuation Office Agency has still to agree assessments with many companies. One of those, Scotline, went out of business after being summonsed for a rates...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Expenditure Changes (30 Mar 2010)
“I hope that my right hon. and learned Friend has not been looking at my website. When he reviews expenditure for the next two years, will he consider the impact on other departmental budgets? I have recently been dealing with a difficult and complex mental health case of a constituent. It involved a significant cost to the taxpayer, arising mainly through the police and the Prison Service,...”
- Port Business Rates (17 Mar 2010)
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 82.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 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.
- 42 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 86 times in debates — well 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||£3,875 (571st)||£18,050 (435th)||£19,100 (418th)||£18,609||£18,415 (380th)||£14,475 (482nd)||£18,850 (joint 376th with 1 other)||£15,739 (joint 234th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£18,261 (298th)||£21,700 (119th)||£21,401 (218th)||£17,300||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£15,997 (554th)||£18,066 (350th)||£21,057 (135th)|
|Staffing costs||£86,397 (502nd)||£85,872 (386th)||£85,518 (278th)||£76,024||£63,836 (567th)||£62,360 (555th)||£61,544 (468th)||£35,195 (590th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,317 (352nd)||£9,954 (152nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,533 (80th)1||£11,482 (joint 161st with 1 other)2||£11,331 (153rd)||£12,130||£12,674 (246th)||£14,013 (173rd)||£20,313 (47th)||£15,916 (55th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£515 (204th)||£1,351 (81st)||£0||£396 (298th)||£749 (199th)||£1,166 (138th)||£1,098 (123rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£177 (284th)||£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||£852 (622nd)||£1,770 (53rd)||£973 (joint 291st with 1 other)||£497||£1,579 (joint 159th with 1 other)||£796 (359th)||£1,138 (274th)||£717 (joint 443rd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,191 (123rd)||£3,265 (254th)||£2,216||£3,583 (212th)||£2,726 (299th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,166 (joint 386th with 1 other)||£1,014 (joint 385th with 19 others)||£1,189||£2,034 (joint 30th with 2 others)||£2,034 (joint 26th with 2 others)||£2,034 (joint 26th with 2 others)||£2,034 (joint 25th with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£5,235 (29th)||£960 (60th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£132,411 (526th)||£159,935 (joint 103rd with 1 other)||£144,913 (177th)||£127,965||£121,842 (362nd)||£113,150 (461st)||£123,111 (104th)||£91,756 (240th)|