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Former Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 5 November 2010 — Disqualified
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Phil Woolas voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Home Department: Illegal Immigrants (3 Nov 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with private contractors on procedures for escorting illegal immigrants during their removal from the UK.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: UK Border Agency: Finance (3 Nov 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital funding has been allocated to the UK Border Agency for the period from 2010 to 2015.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration (1 Nov 2010)
“I thank the Minister for that straightforward answer. On 27 February, he told the House in relation to border control that we would become increasingly dependent on technology. In table A.6 in the spending review document, we see that there is to be a 49% reduction in capital investment in the Home Office's budget. Is he confident that he has the resources to provide the kit needed to...”
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- Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — below 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 63.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
- 120 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 526 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Oct 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||£23,988 (60th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£20,766||£19,301 (346th)||£20,126 (237th)||£18,008 (432nd)||£15,789 (joint 218th with 4 others)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£23,200 (84th)||£21,319 (143rd)||£20,429 (joint 303rd with 1 other)||£27,021||£18,612 (297th)||£18,784 (joint 262nd with 1 other)||£17,978 (375th)||£20,572 (148th)|
|Staffing costs||£98,359 (220th)||£88,848 (281st)||£86,611 (218th)||£76,751||£67,986 (452nd)||£71,017 (164th)||£65,133 (298th)||£44,296 (392nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,489 (155th)||£11,372 (63rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£19,479 (22nd)1||£17,754 (36th)2||£23,430 (9th)||£20,042||£24,311 (26th)||£16,964 (97th)||£20,640 (41st)||£14,654 (79th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£2,052 (18th)||£1,146 (79th)||£1,818 (49th)||£0||£1,273 (144th)||£2,970 (21st)||£1,151 (141st)||£1,782 (49th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£868 (137th)||£580 (198th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£721 (27th)||£899 (25th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,588 (429th)||£658 (joint 389th with 1 other)||£686 (joint 420th with 1 other)||£810||£604 (449th)||£1,136 (209th)||£1,532 (159th)||£492 (562nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,363 (317th)||£803 (602nd)||£2,461||£1,611 (472nd)||£3,054 (257th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,405 (68th)||£1,175 (joint 136th with 6 others)||£0||£1,970 (joint 127th with 5 others)||£1,970 (joint 120th with 5 others)||£1,970 (joint 119th with 5 others)||£1,970 (joint 114th with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£5,862 (30th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£181,743 (11th)||£169,427 (19th)||£157,062 (36th)||£147,851||£143,148 (52nd)||£137,595 (45th)||£127,939 (44th)||£100,685 (85th)|