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Former Conservative MP for Bromsgrove
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 10,080 votes. — 260th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Julie Kirkbride voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2010) has video
“Will the Secretary of State reassure my constituent whose relative was murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper many years ago that he will never be let out of prison, because of his heinous crimes?”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Innovation Investment Fund (5 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the first funding to be disbursed from the UK innovation investment fund.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery Funding (Sport) (1 Mar 2010)
“In the light of the UK's performance at the winter Olympics, does the Secretary of State wish that we had spent more of our money on elite sporting performance in winter Olympic sports?”
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below 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 67.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 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.
- 48 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 196 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||£23,432 (120th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,067 (235th)||£21,613||£20,901 (joint 189th with 5 others)||£20,319 (187th)||£18,073 (425th)||£15,723 (259th)|
|Office running costs||£16,807 (365th)||£21,274 (joint 157th with 1 other)||£25,442 (86th)||£22,438||£19,162 (199th)||£18,695 (351st)||£18,219 (joint 238th with 2 others)||£15,939 (313th)|
|Staffing costs||£83,388 (541st)||£81,598 (506th)||£81,019 (422nd)||£79,242||£70,097 (376th)||£67,932 (325th)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£45,590 (338th)|
|Communications Allowance||£5,477 (463rd)||£4,749 (471st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,742 (343rd)1||£7,763 (joint 311th with 1 other)2||£9,023 (270th)||£9,042||£13,267 (206th)||£13,404 (197th)||£13,728 (180th)||£9,629 (235th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£384 (242nd)||£864 (joint 147th with 1 other)||£576||£1,108 (168th)||£673 (218th)||£1,175 (135th)||£773 (166th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,440 (joint 81st with 2 others)||£1,392 (98th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£67 (92nd)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,446 (151st)||£1,360 (120th)||£1,946 (104th)||£1,114||£2,353 (83rd)||£1,617 (joint 108th with 1 other)||£1,808 (112th)||£2,247 (50th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,375 (116th)||£4,639 (152nd)||£2,817||£5,732 (113th)||£3,363 (221st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,187 (joint 346th with 2 others)||£957 (joint 478th with 1 other)||£0||£1,875 (joint 357th with 7 others)||£1,875 (joint 350th with 7 others)||£1,875 (joint 342nd with 7 others)||£1,875 (joint 322nd with 7 others)|
|Total||£142,799 (411th)||£147,165 (317th)||£145,957 (155th)||£136,842||£134,495 (118th)||£127,878 (155th)||£120,474 (158th)||£91,776 (239th)|