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Former Labour MP for Selby
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 467 votes. — 626th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Grogan voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (8 Apr 2010) has video
“Will the Secretary of State say a few words about the impact of the proposed level of feed-in tariffs on the development of anaerobic digestion plants such as the proposed Selby renewable energy plant, which is set to power 10,000 homes in the town?”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Local Press: Competition (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will refer the transfer of Guardian Media Group to Trinity Mirror to the Competition Commission to investigate potential monopolies in media ownership in Cheshire and Surrey.”
- Business of the House: Clause 4 — Obligation to notify subscribers of reported infringements (7 Apr 2010) has video
“I want to say a few words about the concept of the super-affirmative resolution procedure, which I had never heard of before last week when I was having my photograph taken with six members of the Mongolian Revolutionary People's party-a sister party of the Labour party-and Lord Mandelson. That is not an event that happens every day, but it did happen last week. Lord Mandelson whispered...”
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 48 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 228 times in debates — 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)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,561||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,114 (157th)|
|Office running costs||£21,124 (169th)||£20,757 (195th)||£23,929 (123rd)||£19,880||£18,406 (321st)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,210 (joint 259th with 2 others)||£12,644 (436th)|
|Staffing costs||£101,273 (117th)||£91,086 (150th)||£83,836 (339th)||£84,125||£75,132 (138th)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£49,781 (188th)|
|Communications Allowance||£4,110 (502nd)||£2,220 (550th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£17,764 (40th)1||£14,125 (101st)2||£18,443 (24th)||£19,642||£27,431 (13th)||£25,917 (19th)||£24,490 (22nd)||£18,678 (26th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£384 (193rd)||£1,204 (73rd)||£1,542 (65th)||£2,145||£2,310 (54th)||£1,085 (148th)||£868 (188th)||£913 (148th)|
|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||£3,607 (313th)||£830 (joint 294th with 1 other)||£1,346 (187th)||£846||£1,734 (137th)||£809 (351st)||£1,361 (196th)||£963 (346th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,758 (158th)||£5,469 (joint 123rd with 1 other)||£2,785||£2,884 (281st)||£1,833 (442nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,414 (61st)||£1,338 (32nd)||£0||£1,941 (219th)||£1,941 (215th)||£1,941 (212th)||£1,941 (202nd)|
|Other Costs||£4,995 (40th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£177,262 (28th)||£158,477 (119th)||£158,013 (29th)||£150,984||£150,740 (22nd)||£142,490 (23rd)||£135,804 (12th)||£101,034 (79th)|