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Former Labour MP for Portsmouth North
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 1,139 votes. — 584th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Sarah McCarthy-Fry voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
Read about how the voting record is decided.
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Treasury: Aggregates Levy: Wind Power (8 Apr 2010)
“The aggregates levy is a tax on the commercial exploitation of primary aggregates (sand, rock, gravel) in the UK. There is no specific relief for aggregates used in the construction of wind farms.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: York (8 Apr 2010)
“UK Financial Investments manages the Government's holdings in financial institutions at arm's length and on a commercial basis. In line with its role as a shareholder, UKFI requests only information necessary to achieve its objective as set in its Framework Document and Investment Mandate. The Government believe that these arrangements are vital to ensure that the taxpayer receives value for...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Finance (8 Apr 2010)
“Budget 2010 set out that: "At current market prices the cost of the financial sector interventions net of fees and other income would total £6 billion" (Financial Statement and Budget Report 2010, p213). Details of the derivation of this figure are given in the text on pages 213 and 214.”
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- Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- 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 86.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
- 45 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 238 times in debates — 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£20,281 (270th)||£16,792 (467th)||£21,769 (285th)||£21,633|
|Office running costs||£18,110 (306th)||£18,240 (335th)||£19,225 (421st)||£19,170|
|Staffing costs||£98,813 (205th)||£87,669 (327th)||£83,661 (350th)||£70,324|
|Communications Allowance||£8,345 (350th)||£9,478 (234th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,692 (402nd)1||£5,949 (399th)2||£5,883 (410th)||£5,768|
|Members' Staff Travel||£183 (291st)||£178 (333rd)||£252 (302nd)||£97|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£334 (joint 240th with 1 other)||£482 (joint 215th 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||£6,978 (joint 32nd with 2 others)||£1,368 (117th)||£1,845 (115th)||£1,331|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,337 (195th)||£5,593 (116th)||£5,280||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,005 (573rd)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£1,240|
|Other Costs||£7,269 (27th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£166,004 (114th)||£144,498 (358th)||£139,158 (300th)||£124,843|