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Former Labour MP for Sheffield Central
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 7,055 votes. — 211th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Richard Caborn voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2010) has video
“In common, I think, with several other Members who will contribute today, this will possibly be my last speech in the House, after 27 years of representing Sheffield, Central, and after five years before that as a Member of the European Parliament. I was first elected to public office, as an MEP, in 1979, having left school at 15 years of age to start my engineering apprenticeship at the...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: British Airways Strike (16 Mar 2010)
“Does my right hon. Friend agree that the trade unions have stuck within the law during the whole of this dispute and the one thing that we do not want is politicians interfering? This is an industrial dispute, not the political dispute that the Opposition are trying to orchestrate to make the situation worse, not better, for the passengers.”
- Business of the House (4 Mar 2010)
“May I ask my right hon. and learned Friend to make time available urgently next week to debate the Ashcroftgate affair? We are moving towards a general election, and allegations have been made that really need to be cleared up, as they go to the heart of our democracy. They also go to the heart of a political party that wants to become the Government after the election. It is an important...”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 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 59.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 79 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 624 times in debates — 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||£19,621 (306th)||£21,755 (300th)||£21,817 (joint 280th with 1 other)||£21,304||£20,017 (306th)||£19,288 (303rd)||£19,720 (joint 241st with 7 others)||£15,740 (joint 232nd with 1 other)|
|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)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£15,854 (399th)||£19,794 (253rd)||£20,632 (269th)||£19,999||£18,254 (339th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£15,717 (528th)||£5,940 (610th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,403 (258th)||£90,784 (162nd)||£79,725 (455th)||£84,078||£71,406 (275th)||£68,020 (joint 307th with 1 other)||£65,257 (289th)||£46,573 (292nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,834 (414th)||£4,673 (474th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£18,628 (29th)1||£14,753 (82nd)2||£12,068 (132nd)||£11,979||£16,021 (112th)||£14,766 (155th)||£13,283 (193rd)||£12,578 (123rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£255 (260th)||£860 (127th)||£409 (249th)||£365||£704 (235th)||£0||£455 (271st)||£405 (274th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£500 (198th)||£453 (224th)||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||£2,254 (483rd)||£633 (406th)||£573 (joint 490th with 1 other)||£545||£700 (joint 404th with 1 other)||£566 (475th)||£677 (480th)||£940 (358th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,184 (348th)||£985 (585th)||£2,443||£1,445 (501st)||£1,837 (441st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,170 (joint 377th with 2 others)||£973 (joint 454th with 10 others)||£0||£1,094 (639th)||£1,094 (636th)||£1,094 (613th)||£1,094 (joint 542nd with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£832 (joint 64th with 2 others)||£158||£0||£0||£0||£2,250 (25th)|
|Total||£161,349 (179th)||£157,059 (143rd)||£138,014 (318th)||£140,871||£131,259 (167th)||£125,944 (185th)||£117,730 (216th)||£86,747 (369th)|