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Former Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead
- Also represented Woolwich
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 11,500 votes. — 114th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Austin voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Health: Osteoporosis: Health Services (9 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to primary care trusts implementing local enhanced services on incentives for primary care health professionals to identify and treat men and women over the age of 50 with (a) osteoporosis and (b) a history of fragility fractures.”
- Written Answers — Prime Minister: Armed Forces: Compensation (1 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Prime Minister what further consideration he has given to the matters raised in the letters from the hon. Member for Erith and Thamesmead of 15 April, 28 May and 8 December 2009 on the treatment of compensation payments and calculation of benefits in respect of service personnel killed in action.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Public Sector (28 Jan 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the value for money of operating rail passenger services under public ownership; and if he will make a statement.”
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — 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 57.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 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") 118 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||£21,395 (234th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,636||£10,898 (553rd)||£18,754 (329th)||£15,930 (498th)||£14,838 (372nd)|
|Office running costs||£10,923 (571st)||£14,363 (484th)||£12,895 (586th)||£23,945||£19,156 (200th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£12,211 (458th)|
|Staffing costs||£111,422 (7th)||£96,202 (46th)||£90,320 (69th)||£80,102||£74,138 (183rd)||£64,189 (503rd)||£60,624 (511th)||£46,849 (joint 287th with 1 other)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,939 (407th)||£5,486 (439th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,438 (joint 600th with 1 other)1||£1,694 (594th)2||£1,895 (591st)||£1,073||£4,017 (566th)||£3,079 (587th)||£5,882 (493rd)||£3,877 (525th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|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||£1,802 (540th)||£937 (246th)||£1,155 (joint 238th with 1 other)||£585||£566 (467th)||£1,050 (236th)||£1,579 (148th)||£680 (464th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,454 (303rd)||£3,192 (268th)||£1,927||£1,471 (joint 495th with 1 other)||£3,282 (joint 230th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,066 (522nd)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£749||£1,622 (joint 534th with 2 others)||£1,622 (joint 523rd with 2 others)||£1,622 (joint 492nd with 2 others)||£1,622 (joint 415th with 2 others)|
|Total||£153,920 (279th)||£145,285 (350th)||£132,497 (424th)||£128,017||£111,868 (525th)||£110,775 (joint 500th with 1 other)||£103,871 (502nd)||£80,077 (486th)|