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Former Labour MP for Eccles
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 12,886 votes. — 64th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Stewart voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Departmental Taxis (11 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred on such contracts in each year since his Department was established.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Lorries (22 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department (a) holds and (b) has access to on (i) the number of heavy trucks and lorry drivers (A) employed and (B) self-employed in each EU and EFTA member state, (ii) the average hours worked by each category of driver in each such state in the latest period for which figures are available and (iii) the average...”
- Written Answers — Transport: Lorry Drivers (3 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of heavy trucks and lorry drivers (a) employed and (b) self-employed in the UK; what estimate he has made of the average hours worked by each category of driver in the latest period for figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the average (i) hourly and (ii) weekly earnings of heavy...”
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 23 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 68.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 117 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||£21,600 (joint 222nd with 4 others)||£21,600 (311th)||£20,000 (388th)||£17,929||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,115 (240th)||£17,497 (448th)||£15,809 (joint 210th with 3 others)|
|Office running costs||£13,164 (497th)||£18,327 (332nd)||£18,167 (466th)||£18,968||£18,610 (298th)||£18,719 (335th)||£18,094 (341st)||£12,945 (422nd)|
|Staffing costs||£104,974 (55th)||£92,263 (117th)||£87,945 (119th)||£84,182||£73,969 (195th)||£72,152 (79th)||£65,384 (268th)||£50,885 (146th)|
|Communications Allowance||£1,439 (561st)||£130 (599th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,445 (183rd)1||£12,013 (145th)2||£13,774 (95th)||£13,321||£22,959 (31st)||£20,504 (49th)||£17,148 (94th)||£14,797 (77th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£499 (158th)||£343 (joint 258th with 1 other)||£1,003 (127th)||£1,466||£1,232 (152nd)||£2,439 (36th)||£1,169 (137th)||£507 (239th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,662 (64th)||£2,560 (41st)||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||£1,888 (529th)||£810 (310th)||£914 (309th)||£790||£878 (332nd)||£695 (408th)||£1,130 (275th)||£1,597 (140th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,331 (506th)||£1,277 (543rd)||£2,118||£2,985 (270th)||£1,009 (564th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,346 (joint 121st with 7 others)||£1,142 (joint 175th with 17 others)||£962||£1,453 (joint 590th with 1 other)||£1,453 (joint 578th with 1 other)||£1,453 (joint 562nd with 1 other)||£1,453 (joint 488th with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£13,867 (6th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£155,671 (254th)||£164,590 (50th)||£144,222 (190th)||£139,736||£142,988 (53rd)||£137,086 (50th)||£121,875 (123rd)||£97,993 (117th)|