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Liberal Democrat MP for Manchester, Withington
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Leech voted on key issues:
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Transport, Health, Home Department, Work and Pensions, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Conditions of Employment, Roads: Accidents, Dentistry, Driving: Eyesight, Departmental Contracts
(based on written questions asked by John Leech and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Local Transport Bill Committee (6 out of 10)
- Concessionary Bus Travel Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill Committee (8 out of 10)
- Written Answers — Transport: Motorways: Speed Limits (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the potential increase in the cost of car insurance if the motorway speed limit were raised to eighty miles-per-hour; (2) what assessment he has made of the potential increase in damage to road surfaces and fixtures if the motorway speed limit were raised to eighty miles-per-hour; (3) what assessment he has...”
- Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)
“I note that the hon. Gentleman does not mention the intervention of the unions and their support for retaining the existing system of packaging. Would he like to condemn the position that the unions have taken on standardised packaging?”
- Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)
“I agree that not having legislation to introduce standardised packaging for tobacco products is the wrong decision, but does the hon. Lady agree that it is appalling how the unions, too, have tried to stop this legislation?”
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- Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 125 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||£8,684 (531st)||£12,993 (520th)||£19,287 (412th)||£21,437|
|Office running costs||£22,652 (95th)||£17,380 (375th)||£19,268 (415th)||£25,237|
|Staffing costs||£99,257 (188th)||£94,425 (64th)||£87,371 (150th)||£77,239|
|Communications Allowance||£10,106 (230th)||£9,772 (joint 192nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,833 (206th)1||£7,660 (316th)2||£9,502 (241st)||£13,524|
|Members' Staff Travel||£537 (149th)||£406 (236th)||£161 (joint 344th with 1 other)||£610|
|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||£4,253 (238th)||£970 (joint 236th with 1 other)||£2,596 (59th)||£2,529|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,820 (149th)||£5,347 (128th)||£7,747||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,008 (joint 569th with 2 others)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£2,880 (35th)||£0|
|Total||£155,321 (260th)||£148,434 (298th)||£147,342 (130th)||£149,253|