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Former Independent MP for Wyre Forest
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 5,250 votes. — 448th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Richard Taylor voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very 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
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Most recent appearances
- Kidderminster Railway Station (6 Apr 2010)
“I hope that I am mistaken, but the only module that I have seen is a hideous, glass, square box.”
- Kidderminster Railway Station (6 Apr 2010)
“It is a delight to have secured this debate under your chairmanship, Dr. McCrea, right at the end of this Parliament. You will have noticed that this morning's subjects have been crime, poverty and inequality, and public transport-three of the crucial issues that we shall, I think, be returning to repeatedly in the next few weeks. I must declare an interest. First, I am a very small...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (30 Mar 2010)
“Will the Secretary of State promote the benefits and safety of midwife-led birth centres distant from consultant obstetric units when they have the right escalation and admission protocols?”
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- Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — 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 64.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 43 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 194 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||£19,984 (284th)||£19,698 (402nd)||£19,923 (393rd)||£19,319||£20,700 (260th)||£18,233 (364th)||£18,850 (joint 376th with 1 other)||£15,464 (300th)|
|Office running costs||£6,726 (627th)||£6,065 (629th)||£6,515 (638th)||£5,443||£6,141 (642nd)||£7,245 (642nd)||£6,801 (644th)||£3,274 (647th)|
|Staffing costs||£63,840 (630th)||£53,424 (639th)||£67,797 (603rd)||£63,181||£60,052 (608th)||£58,781 (602nd)||£52,964 (604th)||£29,131 (631st)|
|Members' Travel||£4,148 (497th)1||£4,567 (489th)2||£4,879 (476th)||£5,874||£5,446 (521st)||£5,617 (joint 497th with 1 other)||£6,211 (476th)||£4,940 (473rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£66 (joint 360th with 1 other)||£0||£218 (joint 319th with 1 other)||£26||£0||£63 (joint 447th with 1 other)||£476 (264th)||£152 (joint 375th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£835 (joint 141st with 1 other)||£643 (178th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£181 (60th)||£104 (83rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,236 (596th)||£189 (627th)||£512 (527th)||£473||£415 (550th)||£280 (602nd)||£589 (529th)||£1,014 (324th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£990 (joint 565th with 2 others)||£1,547 (489th)||£1,435||£1,055 (564th)||£1,266 (518th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£804 (626th)||£738 (619th)||£0||£818 (646th)||£818 (643rd)||£818 (636th)||£818 (586th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£96 (80th)||£2,813||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£97,016 (633rd)||£86,484 (640th)||£102,225 (627th)||£98,564||£94,627 (634th)||£92,303 (625th)||£86,709 (629th)||£54,793 (647th)|