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Former Labour MP for North Tyneside
- Also represented Wallsend
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 15,037 votes. — 38th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Stephen Byers voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. 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 very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment: North Tyneside (3 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in North Tyneside whose occupation is registered as electrician or electrical fitter are receiving jobseeker's allowance.”
- Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Film: Israel (10 Dec 2009)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to sign the co-production treaty concerning the film industry with the Government of Israel.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (2 Nov 2009)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will amend the tax credit system to reflect the respective financial contribution by parents who have separated towards the cost of raising their children.”
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below 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 61.41% 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 17–18 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") 802 times in debates — well 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||£8,654 (532nd)||£18,091 (434th)||£21,481 (314th)||£14,208||£17,638 (410th)||£18,483 (349th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£17,025 (82nd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£242 (124th)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£11,351 (556th)||£20,380 (220th)||£21,005 (235th)||£20,607||£17,235 (403rd)||£17,383 (514th)||£16,231 (512th)||£15,036 (346th)|
|Staffing costs||£64,386 (626th)||£62,166 (629th)||£76,564 (532nd)||£72,711||£65,911 (527th)||£69,022 (208th)||£50,459 (620th)||£27,800 (637th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,008 (446th)||£8,086 (326th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,837 (75th)1||£12,390 (135th)2||£10,334 (204th)||£10,502||£15,384 (130th)||£15,493 (129th)||£14,045 (174th)||£10,679 (185th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£242 (263rd)||£636 (joint 162nd with 1 other)||£866 (146th)||£233||£1,007 (185th)||£2,048 (51st)||£1,321 (joint 116th with 1 other)||£394 (joint 277th with 1 other)|
|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||£6,988 (25th)||£516 (joint 479th with 1 other)||£552 (joint 508th with 1 other)||£240||£1,229 (224th)||£1,076 (joint 228th with 1 other)||£863 (397th)||£374 (joint 595th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,860 (398th)||£1,498 (joint 500th with 1 other)||£511||£2,713 (304th)||£3,085 (joint 253rd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,244 (272nd)||£1,041 (joint 360th with 1 other)||£302||£1,864 (joint 378th with 1 other)||£1,864 (joint 372nd with 1 other)||£1,864 (joint 362nd with 1 other)||£1,562 (joint 436th with 3 others)|
|Total||£112,466 (614th)||£125,369 (574th)||£133,341 (412th)||£119,314||£122,981 (joint 331st with 1 other)||£128,454 (144th)||£104,747 (491st)||£74,097 (557th)|