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Labour MP for Derby South
- Also represented Lincoln
- Entered Parliament on 10 October 1974 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Margaret Beckett voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Transport, Cabinet Office, Treasury, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock, Rolling Stock: Procurement, Private Sector: East Midlands, Local Enterprise Partnerships: Midlands, Bombardier Transportation: Redundancy
(based on written questions asked by Margaret Beckett and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“The best that can be said about this Queen’s Speech is that it is inadequate on the economy. A pattern is emerging in the way the Government weigh the national interests on the one hand against the interests of the Conservative party on the other. From the outset, the Chancellor claimed that we had to cut faster and deeper than Labour had proposed, because only that level of austerity...”
- Agricultural Wages Board (24 Apr 2013)
- Agricultural Wages Board (24 Apr 2013)
“I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman, who has now asserted more than once, as has his predecessor, that the outcome will be to improve the wages and conditions of agricultural workers. In that case, will he tell us where the savings his Department identifies will come from?”
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 65.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 44 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 2343 times in debates — well 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||£7,852 (543rd)||£16,974 (463rd)||£15,430 (499th)||£21,415||£19,088 (355th)||£13,868 (494th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,586 (112th)|
|Office running costs||£6,584 (628th)||£8,066 (614th)||£1,355 (645th)||£4,492||£5,680 (643rd)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£15,826 (522nd)||£3,474 (joint 644th with 1 other)|
|Staffing costs||£112,213 (4th)||£107,458 (1st)||£102,680 (3rd)||£99,589||£91,136 (2nd)||£74,985 (joint 8th with 27 others)||£72,310 (joint 1st with 23 others)||£50,583 (158th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£525 (589th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£282 (634th)1||£150 (633rd)2||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Staff Travel||£54 (joint 373rd with 1 other)||£50 (joint 409th with 1 other)||£105 (joint 377th with 1 other)||£91||£404 (296th)||£182 (373rd)||£176 (390th)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£282 (254th)||£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||£4,788 (198th)||£915 (joint 253rd with 1 other)||£1,126 (247th)||£1,332||£835 (joint 344th with 1 other)||£1,574 (117th)||£1,099 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£1,240 (248th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,382 (316th)||£2,846 (303rd)||£5,166||£3,450 (joint 222nd with 1 other)||£3,787 (181st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£686 (632nd)||£629 (628th)||£911||£1,852 (394th)||£1,852 (387th)||£1,852 (378th)||£940 (570th)|
|Total||£132,056 (530th)||£137,206 (448th)||£124,171 (518th)||£132,996||£122,445 (350th)||£115,047 (416th)||£110,985 (373rd)||£72,823 (568th)|