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Former Labour MP for Bradford North
- Entered Parliament on 8 November 1990 — unknown
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Majority: 3,511 votes. — 465th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Terry Rooney voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Social Security Fraud (15 Mar 2010)
“The fraud figure has fallen from about £2 billion so although it is still too high, there has been some success. At the same time, the level of loss due to overpayments has increased dramatically. What is the Department doing to drive up standards of decision making to deal with that issue?”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Construction (1 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps the Office of Government Commerce is taking (a) to monitor compliance by public sector construction clients with the Common Minimum Standards, (b) to ensure that supply team workforces have Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards and (c) to exclude from tendering companies which are not compliant with the Construction Skills...”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (1 Mar 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to raise awareness of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme among local government procurement officers.”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — 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 73.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 61 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 108 times in debates — well below 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||£10,774 (494th)||£13,980 (508th)||£12,538 (533rd)||£11,914||£12,098 (540th)||£8,468 (585th)||£16,075 (495th)||£11,038 (541st)|
|Office running costs||£18,202 (301st)||£20,791 (191st)||£22,770 (162nd)||£20,359||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£14,741 (359th)|
|Staffing costs||£88,832 (467th)||£81,933 (497th)||£73,005 (576th)||£67,911||£59,536 (614th)||£56,344 (623rd)||£53,584 (598th)||£38,220 (547th)|
|Communications Allowance||£1,965 (550th)||£1,273 (573rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,526 (121st)1||£11,179 (177th)2||£12,134 (129th)||£9,312||£16,769 (joint 100th with 1 other)||£18,570 (72nd)||£16,151 (112th)||£13,008 (105th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,248 (joint 57th with 1 other)||£1,689 (37th)||£1,040 (119th)||£503||£0||£434 (284th)||£0||£197 (joint 358th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£676 (166th)||£2,022 (62nd)||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||£4,190 (246th)||£1,161 (175th)||£1,050 (264th)||£1,068||£2,651 (68th)||£2,857 (29th)||£3,829 (13th)||£3,363 (14th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,685 (joint 270th with 1 other)||£2,405 (353rd)||£1,190||£2,725 (302nd)||£2,553 (323rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,265 (joint 232nd with 3 others)||£1,058 (joint 320th with 22 others)||£0||£1,966 (joint 147th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 141st with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 139th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 133rd with 14 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£8,376 (20th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£138,413 (473rd)||£137,978 (434th)||£126,000 (507th)||£112,257||£123,446 (320th)||£109,991 (510th)||£109,839 (joint 400th with 1 other)||£82,533 (451st)|