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- Also represented North Swindon
- Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2010
- Previously MP for North Swindon until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Wills voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. 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 a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Procedure of the House — Motion to Take Note (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, my arguments against the current procedures have been well rehearsed, and the case for change has been well made. I do not intend to repeat any of them now. If this is put to a vote I shall vote in support of the proposal. As the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, stressed repeatedly, this is an experiment. It seems to me that the success of the experiment depends crucially on the criteria...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (22 Apr 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of self-employed contractors used by the Children and Family Advisory and Support Service in each of the previous five years. To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate the Children and Family Advisory and Support Service has made of the size of the self-employed children's guardian workforce in each of the previous...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Houses of Parliament: Legislation (10 Apr 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Bills in each of the previous five Parliaments affected England alone and had no implications for any of the other nations in the United Kingdom.”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 66.04% of votes in this House with this affiliation — 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") 93 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||£18,582 (341st)||£20,766 (362nd)||£16,051 (491st)||£10,661||£16,948 (432nd)||£14,407 (485th)||£13,889 (544th)||£8,750 (583rd)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£246 (joint 119th with 4 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£11,951 (535th)||£10,216 (589th)||£10,048 (620th)||£14,048||£11,847 (583rd)||£17,957 (467th)||£15,958 (519th)||£14,344 (369th)|
|Staffing costs||£108,264 (27th)||£100,554 (13th)||£97,667 (9th)||£89,902||£77,813 (66th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,355 (272nd)||£48,889 (219th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,748 (325th)||£9,406 (241st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,578 (596th)1||£1,414 (603rd)2||£2,879 (560th)||£3,065||£3,016 (593rd)||£907 (640th)||£2,544 (602nd)||£1,531 (610th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£310 (234th)||£0||£0||£76||£0||£448 (joint 279th with 1 other)||£175 (391st)||£172 (366th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£39 (348th)||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||£6,972 (37th)||£1,732 (60th)||£2,266 (78th)||£2,795||£1,716 (141st)||£1,973 (joint 70th with 1 other)||£2,005 (87th)||£1,600 (139th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,254 (40th)||£7,427 (69th)||£6,919||£4,927 (142nd)||£5,641 (89th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,328 (joint 152nd with 1 other)||£1,739 (8th)||£776||£1,355 (joint 616th with 1 other)||£1,340 (610th)||£472 (645th)||£0|
|Other Costs||£0||£2,429 (50th)||£1,909 (45th)||£0||£0||£1,304 (63rd)||£294 (81st)||£0|
|Total||£156,405 (244th)||£153,138 (213th)||£139,986 (285th)||£128,242||£117,622 (447th)||£112,000 (485th)||£100,938 (531st)||£76,513 (532nd)|