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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 a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. 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 moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. 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 equal gay rights. 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, Afghanistan, Drugs, 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)
- G8 (19 Jun 2013)
“May I congratulate the Prime Minister on proving once again the remarkable persuasive powers of parliamentary questions? As recently as 25 February, the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) told me in response to a question on the Crown dependencies that “the Government currently has no plans to require...”
- Written Answers — Defence: HMS Tireless (19 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether any radioactive emissions were vented to the atmosphere following the recent reactor coolant leak of HMS Tireless; where such releases were emitted; when they took place; and what quantities of radioactivity was released; (2) where and when the reactor of HMS Tireless was shut down following its recent reactor coolant leak; (3) with...”
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Radioactive Waste (18 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which individuals and organisations have been invited to his Department's non-governmental organisation workshop on the review of the site selection process for a geological disposal facility for high-activity radioactive waste in London on 18 June 2013; what documentation has been provided in advance to attendees; what resources...”
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- Has spoken in 83 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 209 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 71.25% 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") 863 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)|