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Former Conservative MP for Wycombe
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 7,051 votes. — 358th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Goodman voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. 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
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Palaeography: Universities (4 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of places available for the study of palaeography at universities.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Exchange Rate Movements (FCO) (21 Jan 2010) has video
“As the Minister knows, some of the programmes in Pakistan are anti-radicalisation programmes; they are essentially extensions of the Prevent programme here. Has an assessment been made of the effectiveness of these programmes, and whether or not that is the case, will they be cut?”
- Written Answers — Justice: Voluntary Work: Offenders (18 Jan 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been (a) convicted and (b) prosecuted for offences committed while working as a volunteer with vulnerable adults.”
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 44 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 67.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 71 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 212 times in debates — 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||£10,268 (503rd)||£13,831 (510th)||£14,217 (512th)||£12,137||£15,450 (475th)||£14,744 (477th)||£17,422 (452nd)||£11,842 (521st)|
|Office running costs||£15,990 (396th)||£10,493 (583rd)||£20,518 (276th)||£16,480||£11,195 (592nd)||£15,237 (565th)||£12,872 (586th)||£6,698 (599th)|
|Staffing costs||£92,088 (411th)||£89,477 (254th)||£82,640 (385th)||£78,807||£75,843 (125th)||£58,409 (607th)||£63,964 (341st)||£47,592 (259th)|
|Communications Allowance||£4,463 (491st)||£9,882 (172nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,367 (566th)1||£2,557 (566th)2||£3,582 (536th)||£1,948||£4,419 (553rd)||£3,701 (571st)||£3,321 (583rd)||£3,140 (557th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£34 (449th)|
|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||£1,726 (553rd)||£501 (489th)||£568 (joint 496th with 1 other)||£580||£476 (joint 516th with 1 other)||£604 (459th)||£1,030 (320th)||£1,188 (266th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,199 (joint 535th with 1 other)||£762 (603rd)||£1,678||£700 (joint 614th with 1 other)||£1,595 (481st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£959 (joint 597th with 1 other)||£782 (606th)||£180||£1,736 (joint 499th with 1 other)||£1,736 (joint 490th with 1 other)||£1,460 (557th)||£1,150 (529th)|
|Total||£126,902 (561st)||£128,899 (541st)||£123,069 (529th)||£111,810||£109,819 (549th)||£96,026 (612th)||£100,069 (541st)||£71,644 (579th)|