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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
- Left Parliament on 13 October 2012 — Died
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Stuart Bell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
- Local Services (Planning): House of Lords Reform Bill — [2nd Allocated Day] (10 Jul 2012)
“I am grateful for the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin). I will seek not to respond to what he said but, if possible, to build upon it. Like the Leader of the House, I have sat through debates on Lords abolition and reform for many a year. My hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) said yesterday that the Lords had far too many Members...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: EU Council (2 Jul 2012)
“The Prime Minister has referred several times to the national interest. He also referred to the brief discussion on the ban on oil imports from Iran. Is not that ban an example of how the European Union acting in concert can assist the British national interest?”
- Business of the House: LIBOR (FSA Investigation) (28 Jun 2012)
“May I build on the question put by my right hon. Friend the former Chancellor of the Exchequer about the independence of LIBOR? The Chancellor has not referred to the British Bankers Association, which was involved in 1984 in putting the rate together. Is it appropriate to talk again to the association to see if we can get a true, independent LIBOR?”
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 51.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 78 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 694 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 30 Apr 2012. 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||£23,368 (124th)||£22,934 (212th)||£22,108 (joint 188th with 3 others)||£21,633||£20,899 (joint 201st with 3 others)||£20,328 (joint 169th with 5 others)||£19,465 (326th)||£15,734 (joint 250th with 3 others)|
|Office running costs||£4,037 (641st)||£5,086 (639th)||£8,317 (630th)||£6,636||£9,625 (611th)||£8,679 (640th)||£14,987 (549th)||£19,187 (194th)|
|Staffing costs||£81,204 (558th)||£77,127 (567th)||£80,664 (427th)||£73,558||£64,356 (556th)||£66,380 (399th)||£59,851 (529th)||£46,530 (295th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,764 (joint 321st with 1 other)||£5,467 (441st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,505 (81st)1||£16,612 (50th)2||£15,274 (66th)||£18,661||£26,746 (17th)||£29,570 (8th)||£25,351 (15th)||£20,023 (14th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,736 (29th)||£478 (joint 218th with 1 other)||£2,313 (29th)||£2,912||£2,770 (joint 25th with 1 other)||£3,029 (20th)||£4,241 (3rd)||£2,803 (17th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£4,099 (11th)||£4,095 (12th)||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||£762 (628th)||£238 (610th)||£357 (586th)||£320||£264 (joint 609th with 1 other)||£471 (530th)||£502 (567th)||£229 (joint 631st with 2 others)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£835 (584th)||£427 (626th)||£803||£70 (joint 642nd with 2 others)||£1,042 (558th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,061 (joint 527th with 3 others)||£935 (joint 507th with 13 others)||£668||£1,847 (joint 398th with 2 others)||£1,847 (joint 391st with 2 others)||£1,847 (joint 383rd with 1 other)||£1,179 (527th)|
|Total||£138,476 (472nd)||£133,933 (490th)||£130,395 (447th)||£125,191||£126,577 (263rd)||£131,346 (98th)||£126,244 (55th)||£105,685 (40th)|