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Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East
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- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Pat McFadden voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. 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 very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very 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 a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Defence, Home Department, Health, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Public Expenditure, Defence Training Review, Community Support Officers, Defence Training, Departmental Senior Civil Servants
(based on written questions asked by Pat McFadden and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Employment Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- London Olympics Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Road Safety Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Finance Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“On the subject of the Government’s tactics over the rushed, panicked publication of this referendum Bill, does my hon. Friend agree that today’s debate shows that the tactic has already failed because during the debate the people who wanted this were already asking the Government to go further by having the referendum this side of the general election rather than after the next one?”
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“The central question since the financial crash has been how to secure recovery in tough economic times. When the election took place, economic growth had been restored and unemployment was falling, but since then we have seen precious little growth, and unemployment is rising once again. Dealing with that should have been the central purpose of this Queen’s Speech and this debate. There...”
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“We then come to the draft Bill. There was no talk of that beforehand, no suggestion of it in the Queen’s Speech. It is a panic response to the amendment, a failed attempt to buy off tonight’s rebels. This tells us so much about how the Government operate—short-term tactics, not long-term strategy. However, the tactics fail to buy off the rebels, who are simply emboldened and...”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 73.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 443 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£15,116 (423rd)||£15,269 (492nd)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,206|
|Office running costs||£18,960 (273rd)||£19,841 (251st)||£25,449 (85th)||£19,727|
|Staffing costs||£75,634 (597th)||£74,725 (587th)||£73,858 (570th)||£56,541|
|Communications Allowance||£6,921 (409th)||£5,617 (427th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,677 (347th)1||£7,189 (338th)2||£7,265 (336th)||£5,644|
|Members' Staff Travel||£337 (joint 214th with 2 others)||£0||£304 (276th)||£351|
|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||£6,348 (98th)||£1,147 (joint 181st with 1 other)||£1,999 (98th)||£1,289|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,080 (225th)||£4,767 (146th)||£4,290||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,138 (joint 434th with 5 others)||£1,082 (joint 276th with 17 others)||£1,082|
|Total||£129,992 (542nd)||£128,006 (550th)||£136,834 (342nd)||£104,644|