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- Also represented Kingston upon Hull East
- Entered the House of Lords on 8 July 2010
- Previously MP for Kingston upon Hull East 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 Prescott voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Energy Bill — Second Reading (18 Jun 2013)
“My Lords, I feel most inadequate as I have no commercial interests to record either in the register or anywhere else, except perhaps one: I was the UK and European negotiator at Kyoto. Therefore, my interest is to continue to argue the case for climate change—the scientific argument and the connection between carbon and the increase in climate change. This very good debate has reflected...”
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, I offer my congratulations to the three excellent maiden speakers today, who very much reflected their personal experiences, which will clearly be to the advantage of future debates in this House. I will also make a contribution arising from my personal experiences of press regulation, the setting-up of a royal charter and the Leveson proposals. I agree with the speech made by the...”
- Leveson Inquiry: Report — Question (13 May 2013)
“My Lords, I confess not to being a full supporter of the royal charter, although I was quite prepared to accept it if all three parties got together, and it embodied the Leveson proposals. I am pleased to hear that that is now going ahead. Will the Minister confirm that, even under those proposals, there will have to be legislation before these Houses to determine the issue on damages and...”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 8 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 60.82% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 39 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") 39 times in debates — 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£16,728 (joint 471st with 1 other)||£12,826||£14,166 (500th)||£20,057 (246th)||£19,000 (367th)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£12,891 (506th)||£10,920 (568th)||£11,394 (608th)||£14,874||£12,401 (567th)||£10,780 (628th)||£9,942 (625th)||£15,883 (317th)|
|Staffing costs||£101,062 (123rd)||£88,563 (290th)||£85,315 (285th)||£78,891||£70,698 (303rd)||£67,579 (353rd)||£62,626 (384th)||£49,366 (205th)|
|Members' Travel||£12,785 (115th)1||£12,182 (142nd)2||£6,600 (358th)||£4,612||£3,981 (570th)||£4,716 (536th)||£7,807 (417th)||£5,544 (442nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,110 (72nd)||£1,228 (72nd)||£1,554 (62nd)||£208||£515 (joint 275th with 1 other)||£92 (joint 429th with 1 other)||£0||£1,324 (93rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,089 (44th)||£2,031 (61st)||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||£2,356 (465th)||£674 (joint 374th with 1 other)||£602 (468th)||£803||£859 (337th)||£738 (386th)||£1,090 (296th)||£511 (joint 549th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,712 (427th)||£1,512 (496th)||£2,799||£1,162 (551st)||£1,625 (478th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,251 (joint 262nd with 1 other)||£991 (429th)||£0||£1,712 (510th)||£1,712 (500th)||£1,712 (472nd)||£0|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£9,880 (11th)||£9,774 (2nd)|
|Total||£156,298 (248th)||£141,644 (394th)||£124,696 (514th)||£115,013||£105,494 (584th)||£107,299 (546th)||£112,057 (349th)||£100,411 (89th)|