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Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood
- Also represented Dulwich
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Tessa Jowell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Cabinet Office, Education, Health, Home Department, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Public Bodies, Departmental Redundancy, Olympic Games 2012, Schools: Sports, Humanitarian Assistance
(based on written questions asked by Tessa Jowell and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Superannuation bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Written Answers — Home Department: Bellerbys College (3 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter of 21 August 2012 from the right hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood to the Department for Education, which was referred to the UK Border Agency regarding allegations of widespread falsification of examination results at Bellerbys Colleges, when she plans to provide the right hon. Member with an update on...”
- Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [Ist Day] (8 May 2013)
“As my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition said, we should judge the Gracious Speech by the extent to which it is fit for the job that this country and the people of this country so desperately need it to do. We must therefore begin by addressing the important fact, which is very uncomfortable for us as politicians serving in this House, that there has not been a time in the 40...”
- Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [Ist Day] (8 May 2013)
“On behalf of the whole House, I wish the hon. Gentleman a very happy birthday, and I thank him for his intervention. By scrutinising the figures on mothers who no longer feel it is worth staying in work, he will see that very many of those jobs, welcome as they are, are not full-time jobs that enable an adequate income to come into the family home.”
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — 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 48.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 626 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||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£2,812 (joint 1st with 47 others)||£2,712 (joint 1st with 46 others)||£2,613||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£9,660 (585th)||£10,518 (581st)||£10,806 (613th)||£8,868||£10,320 (602nd)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£7,421 (585th)|
|Staffing costs||£109,725 (18th)||£102,028 (7th)||£96,880 (12th)||£95,212||£86,539 (10th)||£74,985 (joint 8th with 27 others)||£72,310 (joint 1st with 23 others)||£58,352 (27th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,682 (330th)||£5,405 (442nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£922 (619th)1||£1,054 (614th)2||£672 (626th)||£293||£538 (644th)||£619 (647th)||£457 (645th)||£294 (643rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|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||£3,693 (304th)||£1,168 (171st)||£1,264 (joint 203rd with 1 other)||£1,248||£1,050 (269th)||£914 (299th)||£1,603 (144th)||£1,446 (186th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,262 (333rd)||£2,750 (310th)||£3,314||£2,212 (373rd)||£2,140 (joint 384th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,158 (joint 400th with 2 others)||£1,065 (joint 305th with 9 others)||£0||£2,069 (9th)||£2,069 (4th)||£2,069 (4th)||£2,069 (4th)|
|Other Costs||£1,260 (79th)||£0||£0||£0||£4,749 (41st)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£136,858 (488th)||£126,405 (565th)||£116,149 (579th)||£111,548||£109,095 (557th)||£101,100 (590th)||£96,200 (578th)||£70,809 (594th)|