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Liberal Democrat MP for Cheadle
- Assistant Whip, House of Commons (since 14 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 15 July 2005 — Byelection
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Hunter voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. 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 moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Transport, Home Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Children, Schools and Families
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Prostate Cancer, Driving Offences: Insurance, Police: Road Traffic, Driving Offences, Roads: Safety
(based on written questions asked by Mark Hunter and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Offender Management Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Fraud Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Company Law Reform Bill Committee (13 out of 22)
- Communities and Local Government (20 Dec 2011)
“I am conscious that it is a privilege as well as a duty to wind up a debate for the Government from the Dispatch Box on any subject. Having spent some 18 years as a local councillor myself, including three years as leader of Stockport council, before being elected to this place, winding up a debate on local government issues today is a special honour for me. Members on both sides of the House...”
- Transport (North West) (7 Apr 2010)
“It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate under your chairmanship, Mr. Howarth. I compliment the hon. Member for Chorley (Mr. Hoyle) on securing the debate, which I am sure is of great interest to his constituents, just as it is to mine. He referred to the debate a few days ago on high-speed rail, to which a number of us present today were lucky enough to...”
- Transport (North West) (7 Apr 2010)
“The hon. Gentleman will understand that I find that temptation utterly resistible. I am happy to confirm that the earlier part of his jibe is fallacious. I will give him a further example. Liberal Democrat-led Stockport council has this year put an additional £2 million into its road repair budget. I hope that he will consider further the point that he made. There is potential for...”
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- Has spoken in 0 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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 84.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 108 times in debates — below 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£20,021 (281st)||£19,789 (395th)||£20,134 (382nd)||£13,921|
|Office running costs||£17,044 (352nd)||£18,445 (322nd)||£20,458 (285th)||£15,193|
|Staffing costs||£98,646 (208th)||£90,316 (209th)||£89,518 (79th)||£60,479|
|Communications Allowance||£10,855 (137th)||£7,396 (362nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,936 (294th)1||£6,700 (367th)2||£7,752 (311th)||£4,509|
|Members' Staff Travel||£269 (joint 255th with 1 other)||£220 (315th)||£502 (221st)||£492|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£207 (280th)||£199 (297th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£136 (76th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,456 (219th)||£1,410 (110th)||£2,444 (66th)||£251|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,422 (185th)||£5,915 (108th)||£935||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,048 (joint 542nd with 1 other)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930|
|Total||£159,434 (203rd)||£149,081 (284th)||£147,653 (123rd)||£96,921|