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Former Labour MP for Norwich North
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 8 June 2009 — Resigned
- Majority: 5,459 votes. — 445th out of 646 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Gibson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly 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 very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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More on their full record
- Quite often rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply (21 May 2009)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had on the inclusion of proposals to address hunger and food scarcity in his Department's forthcoming White Paper on food security; (2) what recent discussions he has had in relation to the inclusion of relief and social protection measures in his Department's forthcoming White Paper on...”
- London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)
“Given that we often look on universities as regional centres of education, and that students can move between them on exchanges, will my hon. Friend consider the possibility of financial collaboration between them, instead of rivalry? Why do they not work to support each other? The three universities should work together to serve the community—let us have some money from Imperial going...”
- London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)
“I have to rise to the bait. The hon. Gentleman did not name his college. Will he tell me how poor it really is, so I can check it out?”
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- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 84 written questions in the last year — 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 85.59% 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 59 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 342 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 8 Jul 2009. 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||£17,095 (380th)||£16,216 (473rd)||£20,013 (387th)||£21,634||£19,790 (316th)||£18,729 (331st)||£19,222 (347th)||£15,143 (342nd)|
|Office running costs||£9,688 (583rd)||£10,754 (574th)||£15,428 (549th)||£19,238||£19,120 (210th)||£18,513 (402nd)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£20,590 (147th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,815 (245th)||£98,119 (34th)||£92,068 (41st)||£84,831||£74,136 (184th)||£71,757 (132nd)||£67,404 (joint 154th with 7 others)||£46,334 (300th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,575 (335th)||£4,095 (499th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,043 (539th)1||£2,811 (555th)2||£3,384 (539th)||£5,716||£3,948 (573rd)||£3,944 (561st)||£4,429 (551st)||£4,062 (514th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£219 (270th)||£156 (344th)||£356 (257th)||£137||£103 (420th)||£97 (joint 425th with 2 others)||£63 (441st)||£201 (357th)|
|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||£3,836 (joint 285th with 1 other)||£796 (316th)||£601 (joint 469th with 3 others)||£1,317||£988 (299th)||£1,304 (156th)||£1,056 (joint 309th with 2 others)||£1,717 (116th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,271 (330th)||£2,196 (384th)||£3,138||£2,486 (330th)||£2,862 (joint 279th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,023 (joint 560th with 1 other)||£830 (591st)||£719||£1,888 (joint 320th with 6 others)||£1,888 (joint 315th with 5 others)||£1,888 (joint 309th with 5 others)||£1,888 (joint 291st with 5 others)|
|Total||£140,271 (450th)||£136,241 (457th)||£134,876 (381st)||£142,375||£122,459 (349th)||£119,094 (334th)||£112,296 (343rd)||£89,935 (293rd)|