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Former Labour MP for North Warwickshire
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 7,553 votes. — 352nd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mike O'Brien voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Health: Burnley Hospital (8 Apr 2010)
“The information is not available in the format requested. However, capital expenditure on buildings and dwellings for the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (which includes Burnley General Hospital) for the years 2002-03 to 2008-09 is shown in the following table: £000 Tangible fixed assets-Purchased additions Buildings excluding dwellings Dwellings 2008-09 5,472 141...”
- Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Denton (8 Apr 2010)
“The data requested are not available in the format required. However, information on the number of general practitioners (GPs) (excluding retainers and registrars) between 2002-09 at Stockport Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Tameside and Glossop PCT is shown in the following table: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Stockport PCT 170 177 182 186 190 195 195 ...”
- Written Answers — Health: Croydon (7 Apr 2010)
“The Government have put in place a programme of national health service investment and reform since 1997 to improve service delivery in all parts of the United Kingdom. 93 per cent. of people nationally now rate the NHS as good or excellent. The NHS Constitution contains 25 rights and 14 pledges for patients and the public including new rights to be treated within 18-weeks, or be seen by a...”
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- Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 36 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.
- 62 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1145 times in debates — well above 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||£10,686 (496th)||£8,963 (566th)||£10,958 (554th)||£9,580||£9,723 (568th)||£12,083 (536th)||£12,007 (571st)||£9,333 (573rd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,281 (joint 104th with 6 others)||£0|
|Office running costs||£20,750 (184th)||£24,234 (65th)||£23,708 (131st)||£21,173||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,163 (342nd)|
|Staffing costs||£100,106 (163rd)||£87,545 (329th)||£86,108 (253rd)||£79,112||£69,386 (400th)||£67,832 (336th)||£63,788 (joint 346th with 11 others)||£44,701 (374th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,319 (198th)||£10,063 (123rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,305 (231st)1||£7,991 (300th)2||£7,910 (307th)||£7,514||£7,834 (431st)||£7,822 (404th)||£11,416 (266th)||£8,302 (307th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£15 (465th)||£761 (196th)||£1,021 (168th)||£561 (227th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£654 (173rd)||£277 (joint 271st with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£131 (72nd)||£227 (joint 63rd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,101 (510th)||£505 (488th)||£1,294 (198th)||£1,057||£681 (joint 415th with 1 other)||£744 (joint 382nd with 1 other)||£1,114 (joint 283rd with 1 other)||£711 (446th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,031 (366th)||£4,686 (151st)||£4,322||£1,950 (413th)||£2,420 (joint 337th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,255 (joint 257th with 4 others)||£1,090 (joint 258th with 10 others)||£0||£1,799 (joint 456th with 1 other)||£1,799 (joint 448th with 1 other)||£1,799 (joint 428th with 1 other)||£1,799 (378th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,269 (70th)||£0||£0||£5,277 (37th)||£9,771 (6th)||£3,329 (44th)||£0|
|Total||£154,052 (276th)||£144,360 (360th)||£135,754 (365th)||£122,758||£117,608 (448th)||£123,605 (joint 234th with 1 other)||£113,989 (301st)||£80,570 (476th)|