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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 university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. 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 a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
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More on their full record
- Housing Benefit — Question (15 May 2013)
“My Lords, a couple were interviewed on television this morning by Eamonn Holmes. The wife had spina bifida and had to be in a special bed, which the viewers were able to see. The husband was therefore required to sleep in a second room. He stated that both of them will lose £60 per month and that they had made representations to the Minister’s department. Will the Minister look...”
- Procedure of the House — Motion to Resolve (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, sometimes the repeating of the Urgent Question can be a bit narrow when it is kept to 10 minutes. It depends on the subject. Some subjects merit a longer period. I want to be as helpful as I can, but I believe that whether it is 10, 15 or 20 minutes, an allocation should be given to the Front Bench within that time. There is a case for saying that Back-Benchers should have one...”
- Scotland: Referendum — Question (26 Mar 2013)
“My Lords, it is not the first time that ballot papers have not been made available in good time for those entitled to a postal vote. Could the Minister, when he next meets the First Minister, ensure that the printer gets the ballot papers to the returning officers so that those who are entitled to postal votes get them?”
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above 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 52.43% 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)|