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Labour MP for Newport West
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Flynn voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Defence, Home Department, Energy and Climate Change, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Nuclear Power, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Foot and Mouth
(based on written questions asked by Paul Flynn and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Patents Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Business of the House (16 May 2013)
“When can we have a debate on who runs Tory Britain? The Queen’s Speech did not contain a Bill to reduce the effects of smoking or excessive drinking. The promised Bill on lobbying is again not included, despite the Prime Minister saying in an impassioned speech a fortnight before the general election that this would be the next scandal. Is not the answer to “Who runs Tory...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Religious Freedom (16 May 2013)
“I am afraid that the hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) is one of the very gullible Members of this House who have been seduced by a cult that is a tiny part of the Plymouth Brethren. Their real name is the Exclusive Brethren, or Hales Brethren, and they were, rightly, the only religion of 1,178 to be refused charitable status by the Charities Commission. This was the most egregious...”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what evaluation he has set in place to assess the effect on (a) lifting people out of poverty and (b) claimants of disablement benefits, of the introduction of the universal credit social benefit scheme; and over what time periods he plans to report to Parliament its impact on the poorest people.”
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- Has spoken in 81 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 177 written questions in the last year — well above 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 70.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 29 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") 857 times in debates — well 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 (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||£10,009 (509th)||£16,958 (464th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£16,396 (446th)||£15,603 (452nd)||£15,637 (508th)||£15,180 (336th)|
|Office running costs||£9,192 (593rd)||£13,913 (493rd)||£18,440 (458th)||£21,265||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,174 (298th)||£8,518 (558th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,006 (272nd)||£92,902 (105th)||£89,242 (84th)||£82,816||£68,558 (428th)||£67,906 (327th)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£48,639 (232nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,762 (323rd)||£7,171 (372nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,939 (446th)1||£7,181 (339th)2||£6,889 (349th)||£5,229||£8,753 (385th)||£8,057 (397th)||£7,379 (435th)||£7,277 (357th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£323 (joint 267th with 1 other)||£477 (joint 223rd with 1 other)||£575||£535 (270th)||£856 (184th)||£843 (191st)||£1,188 (114th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£592 (194th)||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||£2,182 (496th)||£202 (625th)||£440 (553rd)||£642||£505 (500th)||£757 (376th)||£807 (joint 433rd with 1 other)||£1,320 (219th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£510 (joint 613th with 2 others)||£1,433 (516th)||£2,174||£1,582 (joint 477th with 1 other)||£2,501 (328th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,209 (313th)||£983 (joint 441st with 2 others)||£580||£1,870 (371st)||£1,870 (365th)||£1,870 (357th)||£1,528 (joint 454th with 1 other)|
|Total||£132,091 (529th)||£140,961 (404th)||£140,014 (284th)||£134,915||£117,524 (452nd)||£116,349 (384th)||£110,306 (389th)||£83,650 (438th)|