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Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Tom Blenkinsop voted on key issues:
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Education, Business, Innovation and Skills, Treasury, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Regional Planning and Development, Personal Independence Payment, Democratic Republic of Congo, Piers: Redcar and Cleveland, Fire Services
(based on written questions asked by Tom Blenkinsop and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (20 out of 21)
- Finance (No. 4) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (40 out of 40)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: A and E Departments (21 May 2013)
“We know that walk-in centres alleviate the pressure on A and Es. How many walk-in centres have shut since May 2010?”
- Business of the House (16 May 2013)
“May we have a debate on the £2.6 million owed in wages to armed forces personnel that was not paid in April 2013, following the 1.5% agreed pay increase, a decision arrived at by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, which was applied only from 1 May 2013? That means that the pay increase applies for only 11 months rather than 12—something I have never heard of in the private sector...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: English Baccalaureate (16 May 2013)
“If he will have discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on the merits of including GCSE religious studies within the English baccalaureate.”
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- Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 257 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 81.61% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 79 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