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Former Labour MP for High Peak
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 735 votes. — 614th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Tom Levitt voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Energy and Climate Change: Feeder Tariffs (8 Apr 2010) has video
“The introduction of the feed-in tariff will be very welcome to people such as the operators of the Torrs hydropower system in New Mills in my constituency-a community-owned hydropower station, of which I happen to be a shareholder. Is my hon. Friend aware that the big barrier is still the start-up costs of community hydro schemes? The Methodist church in Glossop is considering the possibility...”
- Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (8 Apr 2010) has video
“My final contribution to this House is quite fundamental. The northern half of this planet grew rich from 200 years of exploitation of carbon. Can the Minister assure us that everything is being done to ensure that the southern half of the planet can develop riches of its own without that dependence on carbon?”
- Written Answers — Olympics: Olympic Games 2012: Voluntary Work (8 Apr 2010)
“To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will take steps to reduce the minimum age for Olympic volunteers from 18 to 16 years.”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — above 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 86.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations 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.
- 57 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 236 times in debates — 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||£20,523 (259th)||£22,450 (270th)||£20,310 (379th)||£16,977||£20,780 (joint 243rd with 1 other)||£17,472 (396th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,738 (joint 236th with 8 others)|
|Office running costs||£15,256 (418th)||£15,304 (459th)||£23,403 (142nd)||£21,650||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,227 (joint 216th with 1 other)||£18,691 (211th)|
|Staffing costs||£95,353 (325th)||£86,154 (376th)||£80,085 (441st)||£74,262||£70,236 (joint 359th with 1 other)||£61,981 (565th)||£54,747 (589th)||£39,957 (515th)|
|Communications Allowance||£18,756 (12th)||£17,315 (10th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,975 (162nd)1||£10,990 (186th)2||£11,842 (140th)||£9,031||£11,185 (298th)||£11,928 (247th)||£9,350 (357th)||£8,957 (276th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£342 (260th)||£475 (225th)||£516||£1,115 (165th)||£364 (305th)||£647 (joint 223rd with 1 other)||£684 (197th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,544 (72nd)||£2,955 (33rd)||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||£5,912 (joint 126th with 1 other)||£2,025 (23rd)||£7,915 (6th)||£4,147||£3,155 (48th)||£2,864 (28th)||£2,567 (39th)||£1,508 (168th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,594 (93rd)||£23,700 (4th)||£12,044||£9,724 (51st)||£8,737 (33rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£930 (604th)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930||£1,959 (177th)||£1,959 (172nd)||£1,959 (170th)||£1,959 (162nd)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,561 (68th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£168,318 (90th)||£164,620 (48th)||£168,660 (8th)||£139,557||£137,479 (85th)||£124,104 (221st)||£107,219 (458th)||£87,494 (354th)|