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Former Conservative MP for East Surrey
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 15,921 votes. — 97th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Peter Ainsworth voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Emissions: Advertising (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what procedures his Department has put in place to evaluate the effectiveness of the Act on Carbon Dioxide advertising campaign; and if he will make a statement.”
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Youth Parliaments (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps his Department takes to ensure that its funding for county Youth Parliaments represents value for money; and if he will make a statement; (2) how much funding his Department has provided to the Surrey Youth Parliament in each of the last three years.”
- Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Overseas Visitors (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether he has made an estimate of the (a) total financial contribution made by foreign national visitors to national museums and galleries in each year since 1997 and (b) proportion of the turnover of those museums attributable to such contributions in each of those years; and if he will make a statement; (2) what estimate...”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 64.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 63 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 300 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||£10,265 (504th)||£12,363 (526th)||£14,100 (514th)||£13,501||£13,924 (508th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,708 (264th)||£14,607 (396th)|
|Office running costs||£11,062 (564th)||£14,168 (489th)||£24,658 (103rd)||£19,890||£18,083 (351st)||£16,494 (544th)||£14,405 (562nd)||£9,137 (546th)|
|Staffing costs||£96,582 (283rd)||£94,230 (73rd)||£77,737 (506th)||£80,766||£71,147 (281st)||£70,274 (175th)||£68,458 (140th)||£50,404 (172nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,713 (329th)||£8,244 (317th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,275 (570th)1||£5,758 (416th)2||£3,490 (537th)||£1,153||£2,344 (609th)||£2,179 (611th)||£2,746 (593rd)||£3,268 (551st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£66 (joint 360th with 1 other)||£73 (joint 390th with 2 others)||£11 (joint 434th with 1 other)||£12||£18 (joint 460th with 1 other)||£14 (joint 478th with 1 other)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£11 (361st)||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||£1,806 (joint 537th with 1 other)||£632 (407th)||£633 (457th)||£953||£556 (473rd)||£1,086 (227th)||£1,221 (243rd)||£1,154 (277th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,753 (425th)||£1,671 (463rd)||£1,781||£1,707 (454th)||£2,719 (joint 302nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,183 (joint 351st with 3 others)||£1,051 (346th)||£870||£1,940 (joint 220th with 2 others)||£1,940 (joint 216th with 2 others)||£1,940 (joint 213th with 2 others)||£1,940 (joint 203rd with 2 others)|
|Total||£130,769 (535th)||£138,415 (425th)||£123,351 (523rd)||£118,926||£109,719 (550th)||£115,039 (joint 417th with 1 other)||£108,478 (427th)||£80,510 (478th)|