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Baroness Smith of Basildon
- Entered the House of Lords on 8 July 2010
- Previously MP for Basildon until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Baroness Smith of Basildon voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. 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 a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Visas — Question (17 Jun 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average time taken to assess and process an overseas visitor’s application for a visa.”
- Visas — Question (17 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, the president of the China International Travel Service has criticised the Government’s changes to the visa system as making little difference in encouraging Chinese tourists to the UK and complains that the system is even more complicated than that to get into the US. Does the Minister accept that the potential loss of income to the UK economy remains at £1.2 billion?...”
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- Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 57 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 91.22% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 173 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (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||£9,698 (517th)||£14,618 (499th)||£16,336 (482nd)||£19,025||£16,227 (450th)||£19,873 (265th)||£15,293 (513th)||£15,154 (341st)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£16,167 (388th)||£18,516 (319th)||£20,248 (338th)||£19,594||£19,259 (joint 172nd with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,849 (171st)|
|Staffing costs||£104,523 (59th)||£88,849 (280th)||£87,046 (201st)||£84,081||£70,299 (352nd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£45,497 (joint 343rd with 1 other)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,174 (295th)||£9,605 (221st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,921 (545th)1||£2,219 (579th)2||£2,059 (586th)||£1,114||£3,330 (584th)||£3,097 (586th)||£5,129 (525th)||£3,872 (526th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£49 (joint 381st with 1 other)||£151 (joint 348th with 1 other)||£202 (325th)||£202||£145 (395th)||£212 (363rd)||£206 (378th)||£203 (356th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£112 (302nd)||£101 (326th)||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||£3,970 (272nd)||£1,653 (66th)||£2,079 (91st)||£2,050||£1,102 (257th)||£1,529 (124th)||£2,174 (63rd)||£1,729 (113th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,152 (125th)||£5,978 (105th)||£4,690||£3,207 (243rd)||£3,664 (191st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,267 (joint 230th with 1 other)||£1,090 (joint 258th with 10 others)||£0||£2,064 (joint 10th with 5 others)||£2,064 (joint 5th with 6 others)||£2,064 (joint 5th with 6 others)||£2,064 (joint 5th with 6 others)|
|Total||£146,613 (366th)||£141,131 (400th)||£135,038 (377th)||£130,756||£117,251 (460th)||£118,835 (340th)||£110,223 (393rd)||£89,498 (306th)|