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Former Labour MP for Livingston
- Entered Parliament on 30 September 2005 — Byelection
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 2,680 votes. — 490th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Jim Devine voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted 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 equal gay rights. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (8 Apr 2010) has video
“As my hon. Friend knows, there are over 100 years of coal underground. Should we not look at a strategy for extracting that coal? That would make a major contribution to the eradication of fuel poverty.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Dec 2009) has video
“Has my right hon. and learned Friend seen today's Daily Record, which exposed a legalised lending company charging an annual percentage rate of 2,639,538.9 per cent? Is it not about time that we followed the lead of European countries and put a cap on interest charges, especially in the run-up to Christmas?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2009) has video
“Can we follow the lead of other European countries and introduce a cap on interest rates for the likes of store cards? People will be using store cards over the next few weeks in the run-up to Christmas. If someone spends £1,000, it will take them 15 years to clear that if they simply pay the minimum. That is totally unacceptable.”
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below 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 68.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 58 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 53 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 86 times in debates — well 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£23,659 (99th)||£22,898 (220th)||£21,499 (joint 312th with 1 other)||£16,187|
|Office running costs||£19,782 (228th)||£21,274 (joint 157th with 1 other)||£20,622 (270th)||£13,263|
|Staffing costs||£93,956 (362nd)||£89,532 (250th)||£91,993 (42nd)||£46,718|
|Communications Allowance||£10,209 (218th)||£10,028 (125th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,038 (93rd)1||£17,335 (42nd)2||£22,429 (12th)||£12,975|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£1,761 (32nd)||£1,660 (55th)||£806|
|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||£2,961 (381st)||£1,610 (74th)||£810 (361st)||£271|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,662 (162nd)||£3,484 (233rd)||£1,200||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,033 (555th)||£905 (joint 558th with 1 other)||£877|
|Other Costs||£11,145 (13th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£175,749 (33rd)||£169,133 (21st)||£163,402 (13th)||£92,297|