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Labour MP for Scunthorpe
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Nicholas Dakin voted on key issues:
- Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education, Health, Business, Innovation and Skills, Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Education: Finance, Education Maintenance Allowance, Cancer, Occupational Pensions, Arthritis
(based on written questions asked by Nicholas Dakin and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Localism Bill Committee (18 out of 24)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Local Government Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (10 out of 14)
- [Martin Caton in the Chair] — Unpaid Internships (18 Jun 2013)
“I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing the debate, which has been excellent so far, and will, I am sure, continue to be so. Access is the key. Whereas internships may be a barrier to access, work experience and the provision of work placements encourage it. We need to make that distinction.”
- Business without Debate: Work Capability Assessments (12 Jun 2013)
“Is it not important to test not only the impact on quality but the impact on the confidence of those assessed?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Children’s Heart Surgery (12 Jun 2013)
“The Secretary of State is right to say that, sadly, the process did not have the confidence of the public. I very much welcome his statement. In moving forward, will he ensure that any data used are independent, transparent and credible, and that patient experience and access are given the right priority in the decision making?”
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- Has spoken in 93 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 153 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 79.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 147 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register