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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Chesterfield
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 3,045 votes. — 521st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Holmes voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Women and Equality: Rape: Criminal Proceedings (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government Equalities Office plans to take in response to the recommendations made in the Stern Review of how rape complaints are handled by public authorities in England and Wales.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Convictions (6 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 16, (ii) between 16 and 19, (iii) between 20 and 25, (iv) between 26 and 30, (v) between 31 and 40, (vi) between 41 and 50, (vii) between 51 and 60 and (viii) over 60 years have been (A) cautioned, (B) proceeded against and (C) issued with a penalty notice for disorder for being drunk and...”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Zoos: Standards (30 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that zoos operate to standards consistent with (a) his Department's guidance, Standards of Modern Zoo Practice and (b) the provisions of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 236 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 38 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 200 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||£20,855 (251st)||£19,811 (394th)||£22,068 (joint 232nd with 2 others)||£19,044||£18,788 (365th)||£18,660 (334th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£17,981 (67th)|
|Office running costs||£21,507 (148th)||£21,304 (147th)||£20,686 (259th)||£19,845||£19,217 (186th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,820 (321st)|
|Staffing costs||£97,665 (252nd)||£88,248 (303rd)||£86,770 (joint 211th with 1 other)||£84,081||£70,439 (314th)||£67,132 (373rd)||£65,486 (255th)||£55,870 (57th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,552 (337th)||£6,349 (399th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,446 (271st)1||£8,385 (278th)2||£9,107 (262nd)||£8,478||£9,189 (364th)||£11,514 (264th)||£11,181 (joint 279th with 1 other)||£7,259 (358th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£104 (338th)||£180 (joint 331st with 1 other)||£161 (joint 344th with 1 other)||£102||£154 (joint 390th with 2 others)||£231 (joint 355th with 1 other)||£1,174 (136th)||£348 (298th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£54 (joint 99th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,724 (135th)||£1,375 (116th)||£3,907 (27th)||£804||£2,328 (85th)||£2,470 (37th)||£1,998 (88th)||£2,670 (30th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,630 (439th)||£11,571 (24th)||£1,077||£4,370 (172nd)||£7,980 (41st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,206 (317th)||£1,159 (joint 167th with 1 other)||£1,022||£1,952 (joint 190th with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 185th with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 183rd with 4 others)||£1,952 (joint 174th with 4 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£12,168 (9th)||£9,391 (8th)||£1,500 (joint 57th with 3 others)||£0|
|Total||£162,853 (157th)||£148,542 (295th)||£155,429 (46th)||£134,453||£138,605 (74th)||£138,129 (41st)||£121,247 (140th)||£101,900 (69th)|