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Former Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 2,879 votes. — 521st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Rob Marris voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly 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 moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. 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 a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Amendment of the Law (30 Mar 2010) has video
“The hon. Gentleman decries the Chancellor for lacking credibility, vision, energy and new ideas, but in the few minutes remaining to him tonight will he set out what the Opposition would do, because that was singularly lacking from the Leader of the Opposition's response to the Budget on Wednesday?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: End-of-life Care Strategy (30 Mar 2010)
“The excellent Compton hospice is headquartered in my constituency and does a fantastic job. One of the things it does is train workers in palliative care. Will my hon. Friend tell me what financial support is available from the Government-it certainly should be-to help with the training of workers who will be doing palliative care?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (24 Mar 2010) has video
“It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie). I often disagree with most of what he says, as I do today, but he is always thoughtful and well worth listening to. That is in the nature of parliamentary debate. I want to start my remarks on the Budget, somewhat prosaically, on the question of excise duty on beer, which is no less than the Economic Secretary to the...”
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- Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — 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 83.31% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
- 48 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 476 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||£10,427 (502nd)||£11,973 (531st)||£11,111 (551st)||£9,967||£10,562 (562nd)||£9,845 (567th)||£11,858 (574th)||£12,513 (501st)|
|Office running costs||£20,417 (195th)||£16,056 (426th)||£21,758 (196th)||£19,470||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,702 (joint 346th with 1 other)||£18,127 (joint 325th with 1 other)||£51,554 (2nd)|
|Staffing costs||£89,398 (461st)||£89,696 (245th)||£85,957 (261st)||£78,009||£66,001 (524th)||£61,149 (580th)||£44,325 (640th)||£20,023 (649th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,877 (248th)||£7,596 (349th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,919 (546th)1||£2,875 (553rd)2||£3,335 (543rd)||£2,632||£3,021 (592nd)||£3,295 (581st)||£4,785 (539th)||£3,886 (524th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£627 (joint 167th with 1 other)||£228 (316th)||£574||£309 (326th)||£293 (330th)||£304 (334th)||£121 (392nd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£61 (320th)||£45 (344th)||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||£6,154 (111th)||£1,311 (127th)||£1,010 (277th)||£1,067||£1,185 (239th)||£2,821 (31st)||£1,262 (joint 227th with 1 other)||£250 (626th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,490 (joint 473rd with 1 other)||£3,355 (245th)||£2,700||£3,052 (264th)||£6,514 (64th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£844 (622nd)||£829 (592nd)||£649||£1,808 (448th)||£1,808 (441st)||£1,808 (420th)||£1,485 (470th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£5,808 (33rd)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£139,253 (466th)||£132,513 (504th)||£127,583 (487th)||£115,068||£111,071 (536th)||£104,427 (566th)||£82,469 (639th)||£89,832 (297th)|