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Former Labour MP for Gillingham
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 254 votes. — 633rd out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Clark voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Transport: Driving: Disqualification (7 Apr 2010)
“On 28 January 2010 mutual recognition of driving disqualifications between the UK and Ireland entered into force. We wish to gain practical experience with our arrangements with Ireland before considering mutual recognition with other member states.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Heathrow Airport (7 Apr 2010)
“The High Court ruling on 26 March 2010 does not require us to change our policy, which remains to support a third runway at Heathrow subject to conditions, including compliance with limits in respect of noise and local air quality. The ruling acknowledges that the Heathrow decisions announced in January 2009 are part of a continuing process which, under the Planning Act 2008, will involve...”
- Written Answers — Transport: Sea Rescue: Emergency Exits (7 Apr 2010)
“Flamborough Head coastguard rescue team base is located in an old three-storey building. Each storey is a single, small room and the room on the ground-floor is used to house unmanned radio equipment. A single narrow staircase is the only means of access and escape. This arrangement does not meet modern fire safety standards.”
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 53 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 185 times in debates — 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||£19,862 (290th)||£22,204 (284th)||£21,896 (273rd)||£21,625||£20,746 (253rd)||£19,203 (309th)||£19,381 (334th)||£15,502 (295th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,255 (joint 107th with 10 others)||£0||£0|
|Office running costs||£21,162 (166th)||£19,901 (247th)||£24,065 (121st)||£25,488||£19,316 (joint 114th with 3 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,399 (457th)||£24,503 (76th)|
|Staffing costs||£91,582 (420th)||£84,890 (joint 418th with 1 other)||£78,552 (488th)||£77,962||£70,850 (291st)||£66,257 (404th)||£60,297 (519th)||£39,478 (523rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,414 (164th)||£6,863 (377th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,290 (528th)1||£3,652 (527th)2||£4,900 (475th)||£4,460||£6,826 (467th)||£5,031 (521st)||£8,577 (391st)||£6,062 (421st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£83 (350th)||£0||£27 (joint 424th with 1 other)||£18||£232 (joint 348th with 1 other)||£51 (joint 455th with 1 other)||£11 (464th)||£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||£6,292 (103rd)||£1,228 (145th)||£1,042 (267th)||£844||£2,226 (96th)||£1,343 (152nd)||£1,764 (114th)||£1,581 (146th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,414 (187th)||£2,253 (373rd)||£3,368||£2,522 (325th)||£6,016 (joint 78th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,250 (joint 264th with 3 others)||£1,166 (joint 151st with 11 others)||£1,166||£1,974 (joint 118th with 5 others)||£1,974 (joint 111th with 5 others)||£1,974 (joint 110th with 5 others)||£1,974 (joint 105th with 5 others)|
|Total||£152,685 (294th)||£143,402 (375th)||£133,901 (400th)||£134,931||£126,310 (271st)||£119,929 (314th)||£109,403 (407th)||£89,100 (316th)|