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Former Labour MP for Barnsley West and Penistone
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 11,314 votes. — 113th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Michael Clapham voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. 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 for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (8 Apr 2010) has video
“My right hon. Friend will be aware that, on 1 October 2008, we introduced a modified pneumoconiosis scheme. That allows a miner who was employed by British Coal to claim a compensation payment, either under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 or the 1974 scheme. However, is he aware that a man who has been employed in the private sector since 1994 can claim only under...”
- Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Asbestos (25 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress his Department has made towards establishing a network of research practitioners for asbestos-related diseases.”
- Written Answers — Health: Mesothelioma (25 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department to provide updated leaflets with information for those with mesothelioma.”
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 19 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 74.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 36 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 283 times in debates — 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||£22,005 (196th)||£20,256 (381st)||£19,592 (joint 403rd with 1 other)||£20,549||£16,095 (456th)||£16,783 (417th)||£16,083 (493rd)||£14,690 (joint 387th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£9,216 (592nd)||£8,052 (615th)||£11,483 (606th)||£13,581||£13,398 (547th)||£12,410 (611th)||£10,203 (621st)||£11,629 (474th)|
|Staffing costs||£63,930 (629th)||£62,689 (628th)||£61,794 (628th)||£62,915||£53,353 (636th)||£55,295 (628th)||£52,461 (609th)||£42,431 (460th)|
|Communications Allowance||£885 (575th)||£4,121 (497th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,100 (374th)1||£6,879 (359th)2||£6,316 (382nd)||£6,209||£10,370 (324th)||£10,347 (317th)||£10,979 (287th)||£8,930 (279th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£277 (joint 289th with 2 others)||£0||£240||£181 (375th)||£510 (266th)||£388 (290th)||£1,044 (127th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,423 (85th)||£1,091 (116th)||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||£1,710 (555th)||£223 (618th)||£493 (531st)||£431||£1,233 (223rd)||£481 (522nd)||£1,249 (229th)||£1,134 (285th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,812 (410th)||£1,767 (448th)||£999||£3,935 (192nd)||£680 (610th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,310 (joint 167th with 2 others)||£1,065 (joint 305th with 9 others)||£813||£1,799 (joint 456th with 1 other)||£1,799 (joint 448th with 1 other)||£1,799 (joint 428th with 1 other)||£985 (563rd)|
|Other Costs||£2,247 (63rd)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£107,517 (618th)||£106,710 (626th)||£102,510 (624th)||£105,737||£100,364 (617th)||£98,305 (605th)||£93,162 (598th)||£80,843 (471st)|