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Former Labour MP for Burnley
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- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 5,778 votes. — 381st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Kitty Ussher voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Health: Burnley Hospital (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on providing building and services at Burnley General Hospital in (a) capital and (b) revenue terms in each of the last 10 years; and how much is projected to be spent in each such category in each of the next five years.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Allowances: Housing (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2010, Official Report, column 195W, on tax allowances: housing, if he will estimate the number of (a) UK taxpayers and (b) hon. Members who varied the nomination of a main residence in order to obtain private residence relief from capital gains tax in each of the last 10 years.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Allowances: Housing (23 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) UK taxpayers and (b) hon. Members who varied the nomination of a main residence in order to obtain private residence relief from capital gains tax in each of the last 10 years.”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 9 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 62.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 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.
- 52 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 113 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£23,671 (97th)||£22,767 (242nd)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£17,903|
|Office running costs||£28,474 (19th)||£22,007 (111th)||£29,020 (20th)||£28,219|
|Staffing costs||£92,548 (393rd)||£84,202 (436th)||£78,854 (478th)||£58,297|
|Communications Allowance||£12,596 (64th)||£9,620 (joint 217th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,708 (76th)1||£7,960 (301st)2||£8,479 (289th)||£4,299|
|Members' Staff Travel||£391 (190th)||£292 (283rd)||£473 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£256|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,958 (48th)||£3,057 (28th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£337 (42nd)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,885 (61st)||£1,193 (joint 153rd with 1 other)||£1,474 (165th)||£3,651|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,119 (221st)||£4,095 (190th)||£8,481||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,171 (joint 375th with 1 other)||£1,057 (343rd)||£1,057|
|Total||£181,567 (13th)||£155,388 (182nd)||£145,562 (165th)||£122,163|