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Labour MP for Warley
- Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield
- Entered Parliament on 28 October 1982 — unknown
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Spellar voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Transport, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Correspondence, Departmental Expenditure, Drinking Water, Departmental Staff, Members: Correspondence
(based on written questions asked by John Spellar and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Superannuation bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Railways and Transport Safety Bill Committee (17 out of 18)
- Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Written Answers — Home Department: UK Border Agency (17 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Warley will receive a reply to her letter to the UK Border Agency of 15 March 2013 regarding the case of Nurul Islam.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Car Manufacturing (13 Jun 2013)
“As a west midlands MP, I join the Minister in welcoming the success of the British car industry, which is a tribute to the industry, its work force and trade unions and his Department under both Administrations. Is it not extraordinary that other Government Departments do not back the British car industry, especially the police, who are buying more and more foreign vehicles? Will he talk with...”
- [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — Rakhine and Kachin State (Human Rights) (12 Jun 2013)
“It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hood. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) both on securing this debate and making an excellent speech in support of it. It is a matter of great concern to her constituents, to Members across the House and in the wider community. We should start by welcoming the major changes made in Burma over...”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 131 written questions in the last year — well above 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 75.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 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") 588 times in debates — above 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 (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||£10,460 (500th)||£11,779 (532nd)||£10,764 (557th)||£10,666||£10,455 (563rd)||£10,005 (564th)||£10,899 (582nd)||£9,167 (577th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£12,297 (527th)||£9,799 (596th)||£11,093 (610th)||£9,686||£8,463 (626th)||£18,294 (431st)||£8,857 (633rd)||£8,098 (570th)|
|Staffing costs||£101,038 (126th)||£85,941 (385th)||£76,315 (537th)||£74,200||£74,735 (150th)||£69,897 (193rd)||£64,250 (334th)||£47,270 (270th)|
|Communications Allowance||£516 (585th)||£9,102 (274th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,634 (463rd)1||£4,754 (479th)2||£5,265 (453rd)||£5,202||£6,272 (489th)||£5,879 (487th)||£5,799 (496th)||£5,633 (440th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£101 (joint 340th with 1 other)||£605 (174th)||£605 (197th)||£1,210||£1,745 (98th)||£1,131 (141st)||£1,234 (127th)||£541 (231st)|
|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||£2,968 (380th)||£342 (565th)||£637 (joint 453rd with 1 other)||£834||£603 (450th)||£382 (joint 568th with 1 other)||£255 (628th)||£412 (584th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£975 (572nd)||£3,185 (269th)||£3,733||£2,263 (365th)||£870 (584th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,029 (joint 556th with 2 others)||£1,149 (joint 172nd with 2 others)||£904||£1,372 (613th)||£1,372 (601st)||£1,372 (583rd)||£468 (606th)|
|Total||£132,015 (532nd)||£124,326 (576th)||£109,013 (609th)||£106,435||£107,526 (574th)||£109,404 (516th)||£94,193 (595th)||£72,816 (569th)|