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Conservative MP for Charnwood
- Also represented Loughborough
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Stephen Dorrell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Treasury, Education and Skills, Home Department, Deputy Prime Minister
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Government Offices (East Midlands), Capital Spending (Leicestershire), Crimes of Violence: Charnwood, Speech and Language Therapists, Information Officers
(based on written questions asked by Stephen Dorrell and answered by departments)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: A and E Departments (21 May 2013)
“Does my right hon. Friend agree that patients seeking urgent care will go to that part of the health service where the lights are on, and that the failure of the Opposition, over 13 years, to create genuinely integrated emergency care is the fruit we are now harvesting?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Dementia (16 Apr 2013)
“My right hon. Friend said in his answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Fylde (Mark Menzies) that certain aspects of the treatment of dementia patients had to change. Does he agree that that should include the services that are delivered to them becoming more integrated, not only between hospitals and community health care services but between social care services and social housing...”
- Justice Committee Report: Youth Justice: Accountability and Transparency in the NHS (14 Mar 2013)
“I want to follow the hon. Member for West Lancashire (Rosie Cooper) on to very similar territory. She and I both sit on the Health Select Committee, which I chair. I want to start where my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) started, with what happened in Mid Staffordshire. It was shameful, and we will be judged today by whether we...”
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 67.90% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 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") 1071 times in debates — well 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||£16,458 (400th)||£22,368 (272nd)||£18,595 (433rd)||£18,421||£18,045 (396th)||£18,726 (332nd)||£19,022 (joint 363rd with 2 others)||£10,620 (553rd)|
|Office running costs||£9,752 (581st)||£5,638 (632nd)||£10,110 (619th)||£6,606||£10,120 (605th)||£9,539 (636th)||£9,167 (631st)||£5,886 (611th)|
|Staffing costs||£60,272 (632nd)||£87,978 (316th)||£63,408 (619th)||£55,434||£51,802 (641st)||£50,141 (636th)||£51,924 (613th)||£42,063 (468th)|
|Communications Allowance||£387 (588th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,118 (373rd)1||£5,967 (398th)2||£5,930 (404th)||£5,377||£10,682 (313th)||£9,277 (353rd)||£9,509 (346th)||£7,748 (333rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£234 (269th)||£153 (joint 308th 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||£2,865 (397th)||£700 (360th)||£194 (630th)||£547||£528 (485th)||£513 (502nd)||£960 (joint 355th with 2 others)||£413 (583rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,540 (290th)||£1,342 (532nd)||£1,862||£1,076 (562nd)||£1,195 (529th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,135 (joint 443rd with 1 other)||£964 (472nd)||£0||£1,945 (joint 204th with 5 others)||£1,945 (joint 199th with 6 others)||£1,945 (joint 196th with 6 others)||£1,945 (joint 186th with 5 others)|
|Total||£96,087 (634th)||£126,479 (563rd)||£100,543 (631st)||£88,247||£94,198 (635th)||£91,336 (629th)||£92,527 (600th)||£68,675 (606th)|