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Former Labour MP for Crawley
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 37 votes. — 642nd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Laura Moffatt voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chagos Islands (6 Apr 2010) has video
“One of the most important groups of Chagossians were consulted-the large group who live in Crawley. They were very clear that they wanted the marine protected area, but they were keen to keep a foothold in their history. Although most will decide to remain in Crawley-I am very glad they will do so-they are keen to have a stake in the islands' future. Can the Minister give us any assurance...”
- Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2010) has video
“It is an absolute pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Mid-Sussex (Mr. Soames) and, of course, it is not the first time that I have done so. I follow him in representing the fantastic constituency of Crawley, and I am sure that he will remember well the days when he did so. I was interested to hear him talk about the harm that the Government have apparently done to business. I remember...”
- Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2010) has video
“Will the hon. Gentleman tell me how he thinks his party's policy of abolishing child trust funds will help to increase mobility for young people and families?”
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 10 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 88.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 66 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 184 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||£39 (585th)||£18,387 (426th)||£21,823 (279th)||£21,634||£0||£0||£18,000 (434th)||£16,509 (joint 115th with 2 others)|
|Office running costs||£25,942 (41st)||£20,702 (202nd)||£18,178 (465th)||£25,686||£19,290 (joint 151st with 1 other)||£18,704 (345th)||£17,631 (432nd)||£19,191 (193rd)|
|Staffing costs||£100,324 (153rd)||£84,751 (424th)||£89,486 (81st)||£74,857||£68,048 (451st)||£64,654 (454th)||£59,706 (533rd)||£45,812 (327th)|
|Communications Allowance||£13,478 (48th)||£6,000 (415th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,893 (387th)1||£4,383 (502nd)2||£3,327 (544th)||£3,117||£4,670 (547th)||£4,069 (556th)||£4,528 (545th)||£4,184 (509th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£87 (349th)||£0||£70 (397th)||£18||£0||£0||£0||£29 (joint 453rd with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£86 (308th)||£288 (joint 267th with 1 other)||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||£6,994 (joint 17th with 2 others)||£1,547 (84th)||£3,388 (39th)||£3,355||£1,909 (114th)||£600 (joint 461st with 1 other)||£1,193 (256th)||£451 (joint 572nd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,206 (44th)||£8,445 (50th)||£9,522||£5,790 (110th)||£2,173 (377th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,327 (154th)||£1,129 (204th)||£180||£1,933 (joint 243rd with 4 others)||£1,933 (joint 238th with 4 others)||£1,933 (joint 234th with 2 others)||£1,933 (joint 223rd with 2 others)|
|Total||£152,843 (293rd)||£142,591 (385th)||£145,846 (157th)||£138,369||£101,640 (608th)||£92,133 (628th)||£102,991 (513th)||£88,109 (343rd)|