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Labour MP for Dundee West
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Jim McGovern voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. 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
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Trade and Industry, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Dentistry, Housing Benefit, Digital Television, Food (Nutritional Content), Cash-in-transit Crime
(based on written questions asked by Jim McGovern and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Finance Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Vehicle Registration Marks Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Electoral Administration Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Work and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Nato: Pensions Bill (17 Jun 2013)
- Nato: Topical Questions (17 Jun 2013)
“May I return to the subject of protective clothing for our armed forces personnel? The Minister may recall that I wrote to him recently asking him to look sympathetically at Remploy in my constituency, which has successfully manufactured such clothing for many years. Why have we offered the contract to a firm in north Africa, thus pushing the Dundee factory nearer to closure? Is it right to...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (12 Jun 2013)
“A member of my staff, Lee Butcher, recently visited Palestine. He was shocked and stunned to see how Palestinians are treated by the Israelis, for example having no water for weeks on end. What can the Government do to help those Palestinians who are suffering such pain?”
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 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 69.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — below 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£22,568 (joint 259th with 1 other)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,578|
|Office running costs||£19,544 (242nd)||£21,015 (174th)||£23,764 (129th)||£28,267|
|Staffing costs||£97,979 (232nd)||£90,509 (181st)||£83,203 (joint 366th with 1 other)||£63,476|
|Communications Allowance||£12,440 (73rd)||£10,293 (108th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,445 (61st)1||£16,978 (47th)2||£16,024 (50th)||£13,159|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,963 (21st)||£1,749 (34th)||£0||£600|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,318 (36th)||£2,124 (55th)||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||£4,903 (192nd)||£1,483 (100th)||£712 (410th)||£672|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,047 (joint 133rd with 1 other)||£2,119 (398th)||£1,874||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,223 (joint 288th with 1 other)||£1,166 (joint 151st with 11 others)||£1,166|
|Total||£178,597 (23rd)||£171,989 (9th)||£149,098 (97th)||£130,792|