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Labour MP for Bury South
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ivan Lewis voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Culture Media and Sport, International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Business, Innovation and Skills, Prime Minister
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Overseas Aid, St Helena: Airports, Arms Trade, Procurement, Consultants
(based on written questions asked by Ivan Lewis and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (0 out of 4)
- Finance Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Higher Education Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Education Bill Committee (16 out of 20)
- Written Answers — International Development: Bangladesh (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reason her Department committed additional resources to the CHARS Livelihood programme in Bangladesh prior to completion and publication of the evaluation of that project.”
- Written Answers — International Development: Biofuels (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the effect of biofuels on hunger ahead of the meeting of the EU Energy Council on 6 June 2013; (2) whether the G8-linked event on Hunger and Nutrition on 8 June 2013 will address the issue of biofuels as a cause of hunger; (3) what...”
- Written Answers — International Development: Consultants (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department's contracts for the provision of aid programmes by private contractors include provisions relating to the awarding of bonuses by those contractors to individual consultants.”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 107 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 62.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 562 times in debates — above 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 (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||£22,835 (153rd)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,001 (259th)||£21,562||£20,803 (239th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,690 (joint 277th with 1 other)||£16,154 (152nd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£24,505 (61st)||£21,889 (113th)||£28,272 (38th)||£19,930||£19,298 (joint 144th with 1 other)||£18,774 (joint 279th with 1 other)||£18,212 (joint 253rd with 4 others)||£15,732 (325th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,893 (239th)||£88,986 (275th)||£78,105 (499th)||£61,229||£66,265 (515th)||£63,754 (524th)||£61,880 (444th)||£43,792 (415th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,400 (joint 166th with 5 others)||£10,730 (85th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,286 (130th)1||£12,424 (132nd)2||£10,577 (193rd)||£7,278||£3,499 (580th)||£7,193 (431st)||£6,218 (475th)||£6,608 (391st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£461 (170th)||£0||£292 (285th)||£0||£2,818 (24th)||£1,467 (107th)||£2,746 (21st)||£1,824 (46th)|
|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||£4,030 (264th)||£2,204 (12th)||£1,073 (254th)||£817||£1,481 (176th)||£948 (278th)||£1,114 (joint 283rd with 1 other)||£978 (341st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,519 (100th)||£2,090 (402nd)||£1,969||£2,740 (298th)||£1,495 (492nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,512 (15th)||£1,309 (joint 38th with 1 other)||£0||£1,979 (joint 105th with 8 others)||£1,979 (joint 98th with 8 others)||£1,979 (joint 97th with 8 others)||£1,979 (joint 94th with 8 others)|
|Other Costs||£972 (83rd)||£323 (83rd)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£173,382 (51st)||£165,670 (40th)||£143,719 (200th)||£112,785||£120,501 (390th)||£117,517 (363rd)||£113,366 (319th)||£88,197 (342nd)|