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Former Labour MP for Stourbridge
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 407 votes. — 621st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lynda Waltho voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Petition — Mobile Telephone Mast (West Midlands) (17 Mar 2010)
“I wish to present a petition. It states: The Petition of the constituents of Amblecote, Stourbridge and others, Declares that they object to the proposed erection of an O2 mobile phone mast at Hillfields Road, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Dudley, West Midlands because of the possible negative environmental impact this could have on the area; the distraction the proposed mast would be to...”
- Dangerous Dogs Act (12 Mar 2010)
“I open this debate by thanking the Minister and his colleagues in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Home Office. It would appear that not only are they highly competent and hard-working Ministers, but they have a crystal ball, because the majority of what I intended to call for in this debate was highlighted recently in the Home Secretary's announcement on Tuesday...”
- International Women's Day (11 Mar 2010)
“The right hon. Lady talks much about leading by example. Can she tell us how many women there are in the shadow Cabinet?”
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 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 85.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
- 65 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 62 times in debates — well 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£16,625 (469th)||£14,802 (507th)||£21,525|
|Office running costs||£22,508 (101st)||£19,616 (262nd)||£23,839 (125th)||£22,427|
|Staffing costs||£88,781 (468th)||£83,925 (444th)||£83,181 (368th)||£58,050|
|Communications Allowance||£9,395 (284th)||£8,226 (318th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,923 (295th)1||£6,886 (358th)2||£7,641 (317th)||£7,715|
|Members' Staff Travel||£76 (joint 354th with 2 others)||£622 (171st)||£1,532 (68th)||£776|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£623 (178th)||£403 (236th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£172 (joint 62nd with 1 other)||£295 (52nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,418 (93rd)||£1,514 (94th)||£2,835 (48th)||£3,440|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,466 (20th)||£9,419 (40th)||£12,456||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,037 (joint 551st with 2 others)||£981 (joint 446th with 2 others)||£1,233|
|Total||£159,903 (197th)||£144,615 (357th)||£144,230 (189th)||£127,622|