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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 strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. 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 replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. 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, Business, Innovation and Skills, Education, Treasury, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Regional Planning and Development, Fire Services, Democratic Republic of Congo, Personal Independence Payment, Piers: Redcar and Cleveland
(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)
- Nato: Topical Questions (17 Jun 2013)
“Government guidelines that were supposed to exempt the families of members of the armed forces from the bedroom tax require a letter to be sent by those in the chain of command to confirm the deployment of the soldiers in question on the front line in Afghanistan. Can the Minister tell me how many armed forces families are in rent arrears as a result—I have heard that it is a large...”
- Business of the House (13 Jun 2013)
“On fairness and wages, the Institute for Fiscal Studies confirmed yesterday that post-2010 a significant fall in average real hourly wages has occurred, so may we have a statement from the Chancellor on why he thinks that since April 2013 average earnings, including bonuses, have shot up by 5.8% in the financial sector? Maybe the Chancellor could tell us whether this has anything to do with...”
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- Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 265 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.00% 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") 82 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