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Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead
- Also represented Hornchurch
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Cryer voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly 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 against greater autonomy for schools. 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 replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. 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, Deputy Prime Minister, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Constitutional Treaty, European Constitution, Hospital Treatment, Prison Service, English Language: Education
(based on written questions asked by John Cryer and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL Committee (4 out of 4)
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (13 out of 17)
- Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Finance Bill Committee (2 out of 21)
- Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Business of the House (16 May 2013)
“May I press the Leader of the House further on the issue of a register of lobbyists? We have already had one lengthy consultation, myriad answers from the Dispatch Box and two private Members’ Bills, including a particularly brilliant one in my name. If the Government had got behind that Bill, it would now be on the statute book.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporate Tax Evasion (14 May 2013)
“The Minister will be aware that some employers are increasingly using payroll companies and umbrella companies to avoid paying tax and national insurance. What can the Government do to address that tendency?”
- Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: (25 Apr 2013)
“Further to that point of order, Mr Amess, and to the points made by the hon. Member for Chelsea and Fulham. The way I read parliamentary procedure is that the intention of the Committee is not relevant. It is what happened in the Committee. If we had to base what happened in Committees or on the Floor of the House, as it is the same procedure to a large extent, on the intention of the House...”
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 151 times in debates — 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).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||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||£0||£4,571 (599th)||£8,680 (581st)||£13,600 (551st)||£13,050 (joint 483rd with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£2,337||£19,129 (206th)||£18,252 (joint 438th with 1 other)||£14,911 (552nd)||£18,572 (219th)|
|Staffing costs||£19,748||£77,606 (72nd)||£74,038 (62nd)||£68,099 (146th)||£49,044 (214th)|
|Members' Travel||£267||£3,809 (575th)||£1,429 (627th)||£1,560 (624th)||£981 (joint 629th with 1 other)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£150||£6,343 (12th)||£1,249 (joint 169th with 1 other)||£1,118 (282nd)||£1,046 (309th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£315||£23,802 (6th)||£2,725 (300th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£0||£1,773 (joint 477th with 1 other)||£1,773 (joint 468th with 1 other)||£1,934 (joint 226th with 7 others)||£1,934 (joint 215th with 7 others)|
|Other Costs||£34,470||£0||£1,465 (57th)||£0||£0|
|Total||£57,287||£137,033 (90th)||£109,611 (514th)||£101,222 (530th)||£84,627 (420th)|