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Former Conservative MP for Eastbourne
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 1,124 votes. — 596th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Nigel Waterson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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 laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Tax Benefits (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) representations she has received from and (b) discussions she has had with (i) the Royal British Legion, (ii) other third sector organisations and (iii) other interested parties on the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax rebate.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Crime Prevention (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has undertaken into the relationship between levels of spending on police and crime rates; and if he will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Sussex (29 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital funding has been allocated to the Sussex Police in each year since 2000.”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 48 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
- 41 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 582 times in debates — 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||£18,045 (357th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£19,923 (263rd)||£19,720 (joint 241st with 7 others)||£12,000 (517th)|
|Office running costs||£17,986 (315th)||£18,431 (joint 324th with 1 other)||£24,224 (119th)||£21,722||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,718 (336th)||£17,870 (395th)||£28,114 (45th)|
|Staffing costs||£104,412 (61st)||£90,985 (154th)||£82,076 (398th)||£74,724||£70,170 (370th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£59,725 (532nd)||£40,205 (506th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,814 (318th)||£11,227 (69th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,457 (423rd)1||£6,590 (373rd)2||£4,295 (501st)||£5,132||£5,164 (531st)||£4,292 (545th)||£5,269 (516th)||£2,886 (569th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£48 (383rd)||£61 (400th)||£47 (416th)||£0||£0||£70 (445th)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£242 (263rd)||£292 (266th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£92 (joint 84th with 1 other)||£79 (91st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,066 (joint 367th with 1 other)||£814 (joint 308th with 1 other)||£549 (511th)||£818||£465 (526th)||£645 (joint 436th with 1 other)||£887 (386th)||£493 (joint 560th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,299 (327th)||£1,080 (575th)||£1,592||£800 (600th)||£1,592 (joint 482nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,371 (joint 92nd with 1 other)||£1,160 (joint 165th with 1 other)||£1,291||£1,788 (467th)||£1,788 (459th)||£1,788 (438th)||£496 (joint 601st with 4 others)|
|Total||£158,162 (222nd)||£155,232 (183rd)||£135,541 (371st)||£126,913||£118,614 (428th)||£115,051 (415th)||£105,259 (487th)||£84,194 (427th)|