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Former Conservative MP for Macclesfield
- Entered Parliament on 30 September 1971 — unknown
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 9,401 votes. — 271st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Nicholas Winterton voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1 — Amendment of existing procedure in Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (8 Apr 2010) has video
“Labour Members have not rushed back.”
- Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (8 Apr 2010) has video
“I am most grateful to you, Mr. Speaker and I support the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for South Staffordshire (Sir Patrick Cormack). As a Conservative who in this House has consistently supported the mining industry, may I ask the Secretary of State how much he believes that clean coal technology can contribute to the security of energy supplies in this country? We have so much coal...”
- Business of the House: Clause 9 — Rates of alcoholic liquor duties (7 Apr 2010) has video
“I clearly declare an interest: I am a long-time supporter of the Campaign for Real Ale, and I was the chairman of CAMRA (Real Ale) Investments, a little company that CAMRA formed. Why, despite all the evidence that pubs are closing and brewers are finding it increasingly difficult to survive, are the Government further increasing the tax on beer, a traditional British drink that is already...”
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- Has spoken in 147 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 66 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2008: MP did not accept messages via WriteToThem.
- Has voted in 60.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 24 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1520 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||£21,521 (229th)||£14,918 (497th)||£14,797 (508th)||£13,470||£14,327 (496th)||£14,749 (476th)||£13,833 (545th)||£15,943 (189th)|
|Office running costs||£5,489 (634th)||£7,812 (617th)||£12,251 (596th)||£9,458||£11,710 (585th)||£4,031 (656th)||£9,366 (630th)||£2,929 (649th)|
|Staffing costs||£59,702 (633rd)||£55,388 (638th)||£58,469 (636th)||£52,865||£52,083 (640th)||£59,529 (597th)||£45,648 (632nd)||£42,183 (466th)|
|Members' Travel||£5,964 (382nd)1||£6,015 (395th)2||£6,207 (391st)||£6,581||£10,166 (330th)||£11,363 (275th)||£12,685 (214th)||£10,015 (220th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£53 (joint 375th with 1 other)||£39 (joint 416th with 1 other)||£0||£259||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||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||£2,758 (410th)||£1,045 (206th)||£466 (543rd)||£733||£766 (joint 371st with 1 other)||£268 (606th)||£1,099 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£743 (432nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,997 (239th)||£2,310 (366th)||£3,387||£1,077 (561st)||£1,522 (491st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£919 (609th)||£1,449 (18th)||£1,762||£1,630 (joint 530th with 1 other)||£1,332 (612th)||£762 (640th)||£269 (613th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£518 (92nd)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£95,488 (635th)||£89,133 (639th)||£95,949 (636th)||£88,515||£92,277 (640th)||£92,794 (621st)||£83,393 (637th)||£72,082 (575th)|