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Former Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 266 votes. — 633rd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How James Plaskitt voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very 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 a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Health: NHS: Compensation (23 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information the Care Quality Commission holds on the payment of compensation from public funds by health authorities and agencies to private companies and individuals; and if he will place a copy of that information in the Library.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Mar 2010)
“The nine Sure Start children's centres in my constituency are doing an exceptional job. One head teacher, whose school has a centre attached to it, has told me that it would be a massive backward step to restrict access to that centre in any way, so can my right hon. Friend assure him and me that we will not do that?”
- Opposition Day — [6(th) Allotted Day]: Higher Education (16 Mar 2010)
“As you rightly said, Mr. Deputy Speaker, this is a very important debate. I know that young people will be following our proceedings, and I am pleased to make a contribution, not only because of that, and not only because I am a recovering academic. I taught in the university system in the mid-1980s, and I recall what it was like at that time-the inadequate facilities that we were trying to...”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below 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 87.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 33 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
- 65 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 268 times in debates — 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||£17,800 (365th)||£22,884 (222nd)||£22,099 (joint 208th with 2 others)||£20,809||£20,899 (joint 201st with 3 others)||£20,174 (234th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,085 (162nd)|
|Office running costs||£21,818 (132nd)||£20,571 (213th)||£20,423 (joint 307th with 1 other)||£20,864||£19,314 (joint 120th with 2 others)||£18,770 (282nd)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,711 (210th)|
|Staffing costs||£99,572 (181st)||£90,096 (225th)||£87,293 (155th)||£83,217||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£67,400 (366th)||£65,479 (256th)||£47,264 (271st)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,151 (224th)||£9,841 (177th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,288 (489th)1||£4,615 (486th)2||£4,521 (491st)||£4,054||£6,699 (474th)||£6,518 (463rd)||£6,419 (joint 469th with 1 other)||£5,042 (466th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£422 (181st)||£201 (joint 323rd with 1 other)||£119 (368th)||£116||£0||£0||£0||£21 (455th)|
|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||£6,978 (joint 32nd with 2 others)||£1,953 (28th)||£2,804 (51st)||£1,537||£3,556 (35th)||£1,859 (85th)||£1,228 (joint 239th with 1 other)||£1,949 (78th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,042 (55th)||£7,218 (75th)||£5,165||£12,621 (27th)||£5,748 (87th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,349 (joint 114th with 1 other)||£1,180 (132nd)||£343||£2,109 (joint 5th with 1 other)||£2,109 (joint 1st with 1 other)||£2,109 (joint 1st with 1 other)||£2,109 (joint 1st with 1 other)|
|Total||£161,029 (184th)||£156,552 (155th)||£145,657 (163rd)||£136,105||£135,534 (107th)||£122,578 (250th)||£113,191 (324th)||£91,181 (259th)|