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Former Labour MP for Rossendale and Darwen
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 3,676 votes. — 506th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Janet Anderson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. 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 foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted 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
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Building Schools for the Future Programme: Lancashire (17 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons his Department requested Lancashire county council to remove Whitworth Community High School from its Building Schools for the Future bid.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Passports: Older People (26 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons entitlement to free passports for those over the age of 80 years was withdrawn; and if he will make a statement.”
- [Janet Anderson in the Chair] — Rail Fares and Franchises (25 Feb 2010)
“Mrs. Ellman, as Chairman of the Select Committee, do you wish to respond? You have another opportunity to speak if you wish, with leave of the House.”
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- Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — 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 70.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 74 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 151 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,039 (180th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,632||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£11,192 (538th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£17 (joint 121st with 8 others)|
|Office running costs||£25,463 (50th)||£29,281 (11th)||£29,157 (10th)||£28,412||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,668 (426th)||£29,520 (31st)|
|Staffing costs||£96,897 (276th)||£82,300 (488th)||£78,550 (489th)||£75,634||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£67,969 (321st)||£69,129 (115th)||£32,166 (616th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,710 (joint 258th with 1 other)||£9,930 (joint 161st with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,355 (85th)1||£19,547 (21st)2||£18,827 (22nd)||£17,874||£24,688 (24th)||£19,474 (59th)||£28,207 (7th)||£28,014 (2nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£277 (joint 251st with 1 other)||£1,418 (54th)||£1,489 (72nd)||£573||£2,042 (71st)||£2,801 (26th)||£1,734 (67th)||£1,356 (88th)|
|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||£4,153 (249th)||£1,367 (118th)||£1,512 (155th)||£2,261||£2,739 (62nd)||£1,928 (77th)||£2,013 (joint 84th with 1 other)||£1,575 (148th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,404 (26th)||£2,833 (304th)||£5,751||£9,900 (47th)||£3,371 (220th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,270 (joint 225th with 1 other)||£1,132 (joint 197th with 5 others)||£0||£1,104 (638th)||£1,104 (635th)||£1,104 (612th)||£1,104 (538th)|
|Total||£174,861 (37th)||£173,556 (7th)||£155,610 (43rd)||£152,137||£151,036 (20th)||£135,779 (61st)||£139,577 (6th)||£104,944 (43rd)|