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Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston
- Also represented St Helens South; Witney
- Changed party from Conservative on 17 Dec 1999
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Shaun Woodward voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. 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 very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education and Skills, Work and Pensions, Trade and Industry, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Asylum Seekers, Miners' Compensation, Equal Opportunities/Pay, Iraq, Hate Crime
(based on written questions asked by Shaun Woodward and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Gambling Bill Committee (1 out of 14)
- Gender Recognition Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Gambling Bill Committee (1 out of 6)
- Crime (International Co-operation) Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Courts Bill Committee (6 out of 7)
- Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (10 out of 12)
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 45.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 350 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. 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||£21,417 (233rd)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£15,097 (joint 468th with 1 other)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,998 (181st)|
|Office running costs||£25,708 (45th)||£27,763 (22nd)||£28,989 (22nd)||£17,496||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,797 (joint 205th with 7 others)||£18,230 (joint 203rd with 4 others)||£20,506 (153rd)|
|Staffing costs||£94,102 (357th)||£84,040 (439th)||£75,631 (549th)||£81,607||£74,214 (joint 160th with 13 others)||£71,062 (161st)||£72,310 (joint 1st with 23 others)||£46,255 (305th)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,506 (519th)||£9,325 (251st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,715 (458th)1||£4,339 (504th)2||£5,789 (412th)||£5,732||£11,072 (302nd)||£12,799 (220th)||£14,356 (163rd)||£9,125 (267th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£481 (163rd)||£1,438 (51st)||£102 (joint 379th with 1 other)||£1,624||£2,512 (36th)||£2,719 (28th)||£1,074 (157th)||£3,609 (8th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||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||£2,783 (joint 406th with 1 other)||£771 (331st)||£200 (628th)||£596||£1,440 (181st)||£713 (joint 398th with 1 other)||£505 (565th)||£693 (458th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£841 (583rd)||£46 (638th)||£1,980||£2,245 (368th)||£654 (612th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,222 (joint 290th with 3 others)||£862 (583rd)||£648||£1,494 (576th)||£1,494 (561st)||£1,494 (539th)||£845 (584th)|
|Other Costs||£12,423 (6th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£165,135 (127th)||£152,822 (224th)||£133,729 (403rd)||£131,317||£133,204 (135th)||£123,335 (241st)||£127,691 (47th)||£97,031 (132nd)|