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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Hereford
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 962 votes. — 600th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Keetch voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 4 — "Flood risk management function" (8 Apr 2010) has video
“May I too congratulate the Minister on the successful passage of the Bill? He has done exceedingly well in steering this important Bill through the House. The other place has demonstrated its ability correctly to witness, scrutinise and improve what was already an important Bill. In my constituency-both in the city of Hereford and in Ross-on-Wye-we have seen tremendous floods that have...”
- Business of the House: Clause 9 — Rates of alcoholic liquor duties (7 Apr 2010) has video
“May I put on record the fact that it was the Liberal Democrats who established the cider caucus in this Parliament and that it is the Liberal Democrats who have been campaigning to ensure that tax on cider is not increased? The hon. Gentleman should not take this as only a Conservative victory; he should take it as a Conservative and Liberal Democrat victory.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chagos Islands (6 Apr 2010) has video
“I also congratulate the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) on raising this issue. Following the hon. Gentleman's important question about consultation, will the Minister say whether the Chairman and Members of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which in this Parliament carried out an inquiry into our overseas territories, were consulted? Again following on from the hon....”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — 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 51.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
- 35 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 182 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||£23,352 (126th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£21,292 (324th)||£21,624||£20,886 (214th)||£20,315 (193rd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,383 (127th)|
|Office running costs||£27,000 (27th)||£27,344 (23rd)||£22,339 (174th)||£18,055||£18,488 (314th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,070 (348th)||£13,098 (414th)|
|Staffing costs||£87,618 (483rd)||£84,273 (430th)||£85,199 (289th)||£85,897||£70,744 (299th)||£68,017 (310th)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£46,550 (293rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£4,417 (492nd)||£5,594 (430th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,397 (186th)1||£11,879 (148th)2||£11,602 (147th)||£12,345||£16,905 (99th)||£12,672 (225th)||£16,664 (101st)||£11,066 (168th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£750 (102nd)||£858 (joint 128th with 1 other)||£788 (159th)||£1,009||£1,830 (88th)||£1,048 (155th)||£410 (286th)||£736 (179th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,529 (73rd)||£2,066 (59th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£223 (56th)||£112 (80th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,094 (176th)||£675 (373rd)||£477 (538th)||£1,367||£1,854 (124th)||£875 (313th)||£656 (491st)||£631 (joint 497th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,918 (383rd)||£1,495 (502nd)||£4,544||£5,559 (122nd)||£5,436 (97th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,353 (joint 106th with 1 other)||£1,149 (joint 172nd with 2 others)||£962||£1,996 (joint 77th with 2 others)||£1,996 (joint 70th with 3 others)||£1,996 (joint 69th with 3 others)||£1,996 (joint 68th with 3 others)|
|Total||£160,377 (192nd)||£159,155 (109th)||£144,341 (183rd)||£151,053||£138,262 (79th)||£129,158 (130th)||£123,114 (103rd)||£90,460 (281st)|