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- Also represented South Staffordshire; Staffordshire South West; Cannock
- Entered the House of Lords on 21 December 2010
- Previously MP for South Staffordshire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Cormack voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party.
- Tobacco: Smuggling — Question (16 May 2013)
“My Lords, when the last Northern Ireland Affairs Committee looked into this grave issue, we found that a very large percentage of the smuggling into Northern Ireland involved substances far more noxious than tobacco. Can the noble Lord say how much of this smuggling is of genuine cigarettes, which are harmful enough, and how much is of more dangerous substances?”
- Bailiffs — Question (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, my noble friend will know that when the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, moved an amendment earlier this year the House voted decisively on this issue of bailiffs. Can my noble friend assure me that the noble Baroness, and others who led this campaign, are being consulted on these guidelines?”
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (9 May 2013)
“Will Ministers in this House have a free vote as they had in the other House?”
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- Has spoken in 100 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2008: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 69.28% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 18 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") 126 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||£23,530 (112th)||£22,972 (205th)||£22,032 (249th)||£21,529||£20,862 (224th)||£19,795 (275th)||£19,668 (289th)||£13,289 (477th)|
|Office running costs||£17,299 (339th)||£22,350 (106th)||£23,323 (145th)||£16,787||£14,067 (526th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£15,491 (537th)||£18,867 (207th)|
|Staffing costs||£89,158 (463rd)||£79,344 (538th)||£80,009 (445th)||£75,429||£75,593 (joint 129th with 1 other)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£47,777 (251st)|
|Communications Allowance||£127 (599th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,398 (426th)1||£4,909 (472nd)2||£5,117 (463rd)||£4,530||£7,607 (442nd)||£7,941 (399th)||£8,665 (388th)||£6,288 (409th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£327 (242nd)||£320 (258th)||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||£6,998 (joint 8th with 4 others)||£1,100 (192nd)||£1,602 (141st)||£1,191||£1,314 (207th)||£1,483 (132nd)||£1,529 (160th)||£1,881 (90th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,572 (14th)||£7,034 (81st)||£5,631||£6,171 (99th)||£7,594 (49th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£850 (joint 620th with 1 other)||£0||£389||£933 (643rd)||£933 (640th)||£933 (626th)||£544 (597th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£1,128 (joint 56th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£142,836 (409th)||£137,417 (443rd)||£140,245 (280th)||£125,486||£126,547 (264th)||£124,568 (213th)||£111,882 (358th)||£88,646 (332nd)|