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Labour MP for Jarrow
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Stephen Hepburn voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted 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
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Health, Home Department, Treasury, Education and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Warm Front Scheme, Unemployment, Incapacity Benefit, Mesothelioma, Afghanistan
(based on written questions asked by Stephen Hepburn and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (17 out of 23)
- Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Social Security Fraud Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- East Coast Main Line — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (5 Jun 2013)
“My hon. Friend is making a persuasive case. The east coast main line has flourished since it came back into public ownership. This is an example of privatisation for privatisation’s sake. The only people who will benefit from it are that small number of Tory pals—those profiteers who will bung their pockets with taxpayers’ money.”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (4 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have submitted an appeal against a work capability assessment carried out by Atos Origin in each year since the inception of that assessment; (2) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d)...”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (3 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish the number of jobseeker's allowance claimants who received a sanction in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK between October 2012 and May 2013.”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 56 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 64.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 71 times in debates — below 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||£19,813 (294th)||£23,056 (173rd)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,804 (238th)||£20,328 (joint 169th with 5 others)||£19,718 (joint 250th with 2 others)||£16,459 (121st)|
|Office running costs||£18,431 (292nd)||£20,206 (232nd)||£21,543 (joint 205th with 1 other)||£24,523||£17,191 (405th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£27,631 (48th)|
|Staffing costs||£103,952 (68th)||£88,408 (296th)||£76,926 (523rd)||£68,326||£68,592 (427th)||£64,273 (joint 458th with 31 others)||£61,980 (joint 397th with 36 others)||£38,423 (542nd)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,382 (285th)||£7,972 (333rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,753 (54th)1||£14,487 (87th)2||£13,891 (93rd)||£14,619||£17,585 (88th)||£19,265 (60th)||£17,581 (85th)||£10,815 (174th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£347 (257th)||£1,899 (joint 44th with 1 other)||£316||£1,400 (131st)||£532 (joint 257th with 1 other)||£1,772 (62nd)||£741 (joint 177th 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||£3,153 (357th)||£321 (574th)||£349 (591st)||£825||£349 (joint 575th with 1 other)||£832 (340th)||£1,141 (273rd)||£1,722 (114th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£916 (575th)||£1,665 (465th)||£2,234||£1,173 (545th)||£4,611 (135th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,412 (66th)||£1,204 (117th)||£0||£1,943 (joint 212th with 5 others)||£1,943 (joint 208th with 5 others)||£1,943 (joint 205th with 5 others)||£1,943 (joint 195th with 5 others)|
|Total||£170,484 (73rd)||£157,125 (139th)||£139,587 (292nd)||£132,477||£129,037 (210th)||£130,583 (108th)||£122,369 (112th)||£97,734 (120th)|