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Former Labour MP for Glasgow Central
- Also represented Glasgow Govan
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 8,531 votes. — 117th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mohammad Sarwar voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- International Women's Day (11 Mar 2010)
“I wholeheartedly welcome this debate taking place in the House. It is a sign of the progress that we as a nation have made and a testament to the unwavering commitment of my right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House to achieving equality, particularly for women. I am sure the whole House will agree that women have made, and are making, tremendous contributions in all fields, both...”
- Written Answers — Defence: Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations (25 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans' badges have been issued to former members of the armed forces since the badges were introduced.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance (25 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many vehicles have been purchased under the Vehicle Scrappage Scheme to date.”
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 18 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 57.61% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 24 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.
- 73 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 47 times in debates — well below 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£22,745 (244th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£20,820||£20,822 (233rd)||£20,327 (175th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,065 (437th)|
|Office running costs||£23,213 (82nd)||£21,104 (168th)||£20,457 (286th)||£19,832||£19,286 (joint 156th with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£17,911 (243rd)|
|Staffing costs||£99,105 (194th)||£90,504 (joint 189th with 2 others)||£86,834 (208th)||£84,041||£77,464 (92nd)||£72,313 (78th)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£42,689 (450th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,299 (203rd)||£10,000 (joint 130th with 10 others)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£20,270 (18th)1||£17,878 (34th)2||£22,852 (11th)||£17,585||£23,993 (27th)||£30,996 (5th)||£25,557 (14th)||£19,477 (20th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£5,021 (1st)||£4,858 (1st)||£4,500 (1st)||£4,933||£1,424 (128th)||£3,360 (13th)||£2,504 (28th)||£1,365 (87th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£6,019 (3rd)||£2,385 (47th)||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||£5,054 (182nd)||£1,087 (joint 195th with 1 other)||£444 (551st)||£711||£2,233 (95th)||£2,417 (40th)||£1,244 (231st)||£4,346 (5th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,840 (253rd)||£920 (594th)||£1,388||£7,999 (64th)||£7,164 (54th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,481 (26th)||£1,224 (91st)||£0||£1,886 (joint 330th with 1 other)||£1,886 (324th)||£1,886 (318th)||£1,886 (299th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£8,917 (15th)||£1,500 (joint 32nd with 4 others)|
|Total||£192,987 (1st)||£174,882 (5th)||£159,341 (23rd)||£149,310||£155,107 (8th)||£157,262 (3rd)||£143,660 (4th)||£103,239 (54th)|