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Former Conservative MP for Gosport
- Entered Parliament on 28 February 1974 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 5,730 votes. — 419th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Peter Viggers voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. 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 strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Defence: Royal Hospital Haslar (22 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether contractual provisions were included in the documentation for the sale by Defence Estates of the Royal Hospital Haslar to ensure that the vision for the future of the site referred to in the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence to the hon. Member for Gosport of 16 July 2009 would be fulfilled.”
- Petitions: Badman Report (Gosport) (16 Mar 2010)
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to present a public petition signed by a considerable number of constituents in the Gosport constituency who are supportive of home education and concerned about the recommendations in the Badman report. The petition was collected by my constituent Tracy Weaver and her husband Dr. John Weaver, who, together with their children Abigail, Rebecca, Charlotte...”
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity: Prices (1 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what obligation electricity suppliers have to customers in respect of price when supplying electricity under Tariff B.”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below 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 54.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 35 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 659 times in debates — well above 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,927||£20,371 (285th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,509 (joint 115th with 2 others)|
|Office running costs||£16,747 (367th)||£20,703 (201st)||£32,140 (3rd)||£15,857||£17,242 (joint 401st with 1 other)||£18,797 (joint 205th with 7 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£22,043 (116th)|
|Staffing costs||£67,417 (618th)||£71,754 (604th)||£72,461 (580th)||£69,176||£71,682 (268th)||£69,898 (joint 182nd with 10 others)||£67,354 (163rd)||£45,810 (328th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,979 (311th)||£14,657 (25th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,124 (439th)1||£7,882 (304th)2||£7,816 (309th)||£5,251||£12,248 (262nd)||£13,287 (203rd)||£12,217 (236th)||£9,215 (264th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£5 (joint 422nd with 1 other)||£199 (325th)||£81 (joint 387th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£72 (joint 443rd with 1 other)||£23 (458th)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£131 (294th)||£1,020 (joint 121st with 1 other)||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||£1,649 (562nd)||£278 (joint 595th with 1 other)||£277 (613th)||£219||£335 (joint 578th with 1 other)||£500 (509th)||£859 (401st)||£637 (joint 494th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£977 (571st)||£485 (joint 623rd with 1 other)||£0||£1,157 (552nd)||£1,287 (515th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,213 (joint 307th with 1 other)||£1,044 (352nd)||£69||£1,966 (joint 147th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 141st with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 139th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 133rd with 14 others)|
|Total||£124,058 (577th)||£141,766 (392nd)||£136,414 (352nd)||£110,499||£125,001 (291st)||£126,140 (182nd)||£120,375 (161st)||£96,180 (143rd)|