A selection of Stuart Bell's votes
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Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, in 2010
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 11 absences, between 2010–2012
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2012
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011
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I am grateful for the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin). I will seek not to respond to what he said but, if possible, to build upon it. Like the Leader of the House, I have sat through debates on Lords abolition and reform for many a year. My hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) said yesterday that the Lords had far too many Members...
The Prime Minister has referred several times to the national interest. He also referred to the brief discussion on the ban on oil imports from Iran. Is not that ban an example of how the European Union acting in concert can assist the British national interest?
May I build on the question put by my right hon. Friend the former Chancellor of the Exchequer about the independence of LIBOR? The Chancellor has not referred to the British Bankers Association, which was involved in 1984 in putting the rate together. Is it appropriate to talk again to the association to see if we can get a true, independent LIBOR?
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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 13 October 2012 — Died
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Trade and Industry
- Cleveland Constabulary
- Online Tax Return Services
- Cleveland Police Authority
- Crown Courts
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Second Church Estates Commissioner (5 May 1997 to 11 May 2010)
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Stuart Bell’s speeches
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 51.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 63 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 694 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 1 Oct 2012.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
23 January 2012
, received commissioning fee of £1,000 for future articles from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: none. (Registered 30 January 2012)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: Total Ltd
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One Category B ticket and hospitality for opening of Olympic Games, with a value of £4,500
Date of acceptance of donation: 27 July 2012
Donor status: company, registration number 1722136
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