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A selection of Richard Caborn's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
23 votes for, 1 vote against, 18 absences, between 2008–2009
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2007
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2007
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, in 2004
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
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In common, I think, with several other Members who will contribute today, this will possibly be my last speech in the House, after 27 years of representing Sheffield, Central, and after five years before that as a Member of the European Parliament. I was first elected to public office, as an MEP, in 1979, having left school at 15 years of age to start my engineering apprenticeship at the...
Does my right hon. Friend agree that the trade unions have stuck within the law during the whole of this dispute and the one thing that we do not want is politicians interfering? This is an industrial dispute, not the political dispute that the Opposition are trying to orchestrate to make the situation worse, not better, for the passengers.
May I ask my right hon. and learned Friend to make time available urgently next week to debate the Ashcroftgate affair? We are moving towards a general election, and allegations have been made that really need to be cleared up, as they go to the heart of our democracy. They also go to the heart of a political party that wants to become the Government after the election. It is an important...
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Former Labour MP for Sheffield Central
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Injuries: Sports
- Group of Eight: AIDS
- Africa: AIDS
- Betting Shops: Horseracing
- Trade: Intellectual Property
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Sport), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (17 Jun 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (11 Jun 2001 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Minister of State (Regions, Regeneration and Planning), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Richard Caborn’s speeches
- Has received answers to 3 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 59.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 66 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 624 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
1. Remunerated directorships
Nuclear Management Partners (NMP
) (non executive).
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to AMEC
; construction in the nuclear industry. (£20,001-£25,000)
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
Office accommodation and car parking provided by Sheffield City Council
at an annual charge of £2,000 toward rent and rates. Staff, furniture, telephone and cleaning costs are paid by myself; heating and lighting are provided by the Council.
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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