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Lord Martin of Springburn
- Also represented Glasgow North East; Glasgow Springburn
- Changed party from Independent on 11 May 2005; from Deputy Speaker on 23 Oct 2000
- Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2009
- Previously MP for Glasgow North East until 22 June 2009 — Resigned
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Martin of Springburn voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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More on their full record
- Lobbyists: Register — Question (6 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, would journalists who have credentials in both Houses be entitled to be on the register for lobbyists? In other words, will they be allowed dual membership?”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (3 Jun 2013)
“I share a great many views that the noble Marquess has expressed. However, he and I came from the House of Commons. Does he not feel that when the other House passes legislation, it is perhaps wrong for us to reject it at Second Reading, and that we should go into Committee and discuss how the matter can be looked at?”
- Commissioner for Standards — Motion to Approve (22 May 2013)
“My Lords, can the Chairman of Committees give assurances that this will be the final contract? I have no objection to the extension, but there are good reasons for giving a parliamentary commissioner a fixed contract. It would be a worrying situation if, perhaps in 2016, the chairman or another chairman came along and said, “Perhaps we will extend again”. That would be a worry for...”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 52.55% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 122 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 13–14 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") 74 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 21 Jul 2009. 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||£7,384 (550th)||£11,750 (533rd)||£17,346 (458th)||£9,551||£6,106 (595th)||£9,992 (565th)||£15,753 (503rd)||£16,756 (102nd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£96 (joint 119th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£2,794 (643rd)||£5,547 (633rd)||£7,595 (632nd)||£7,364||£14,211 (522nd)||£11,386 (625th)||£6,632 (648th)||£4,358 (627th)|
|Staffing costs||£33,941 (643rd)||£42,669 (643rd)||£41,201 (644th)||£38,407||£52,754 (637th)||£58,752 (603rd)||£51,195 (616th)||£42,817 (446th)|
|Members' Travel||£11,726 (143rd)1||£13,160 (118th)2||£13,925 (91st)||£10,349||£15,055 (136th)||£15,545 (127th)||£15,789 (121st)||£13,012 (104th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£538||£587 (256th)||£346 (312th)||£318 (327th)||£1,621 (63rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||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||£221 (640th)||£85 (joint 632nd with 1 other)||£196 (629th)||£83||£123 (640th)||£74 (648th)||£169 (638th)||£79 (646th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£550 (609th)||£1,280 (joint 541st with 1 other)||£662||£665 (616th)||£278 (644th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£761 (628th)||£743 (616th)||£0||£1,652 (526th)||£1,652 (joint 516th with 1 other)||£1,652 (joint 486th with 1 other)||£1,652 (joint 407th with 1 other)|
|Total||£56,067 (645th)||£74,522 (642nd)||£82,286 (643rd)||£66,954||£91,153 (642nd)||£98,025 (606th)||£91,508 (603rd)||£80,391 (484th)|