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Conservative MP for The Wrekin
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Pritchard voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. 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 moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Defence, Home Department, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Armed Forces: Training, Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations, Abortion, China, Animal Welfare: Circuses
(based on written questions asked by Mark Pritchard and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Pensions Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Police and Justice Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia (18 Jun 2013)
“Is it not the case that under both President Uribe and now President Santos, human rights have greatly improved in Colombia? One of the great success stories is that kidnappings and murders are down, and we have seen a 90% reduction in FARC guerrilla activity, which means that Colombia can make progress.”
- Nato: NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting (17 Jun 2013)
“One of the lessons from Libya showed that the European members of NATO lack sufficient ISTAR— intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance—and air-to-air fuel capability. Will the Secretary of State update the House on what progress European allies are making in bringing forward that capability?”
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- Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above 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 61.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 41 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 252 times in debates — 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£21,499 (joint 312th with 1 other)||£21,634|
|Office running costs||£20,318 (201st)||£21,708 (118th)||£25,416 (87th)||£24,061|
|Staffing costs||£88,109 (478th)||£76,797 (569th)||£82,275 (394th)||£75,345|
|Communications Allowance||£21,269 (7th)||£18,499 (8th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£13,175 (106th)1||£13,782 (109th)2||£12,832 (117th)||£8,885|
|Members' Staff Travel||£123 (joint 328th with 1 other)||£43 (415th)||£79 (390th)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£1,251 (106th)||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||£5,996 (121st)||£1,220 (146th)||£1,997 (99th)||£995|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,341 (121st)||£6,537 (90th)||£3,809||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,103 (joint 492nd with 1 other)||£1,089 (joint 269th with 4 others)||£1,089|
|Total||£172,997 (57th)||£161,827 (77th)||£151,724 (70th)||£135,818|
2 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £3,996 (218th). Rail £4,881 (187th). Misc £205 (118th). Other: Mileage £298 (22nd). Rail £92 (122nd). Air £363 (16th). European £3,947 (1st).