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Ben Chapman

Former Labour MP for Wirral South

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A selection of Ben Chapman's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Salmon: Merseyside 3 Feb 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the size of the salmon population in (a) the River Mersey and (b) all rivers in the Merseyside region, (i) on the latest date for which information is available and (ii) (A) two, (B) five, (C) 10 and (D) 15 years ago.
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Royal Mail: Snow and Ice 3 Feb 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Royal Mail on its service to customers in areas which did not receive mail deliveries during the recent adverse weather conditions; what (a) information and (b) consultation Royal Mail held with such customers; and what assessment has been made of whether the universal service...
  • Written Answers — Transport: Roads: Snow and Ice 1 Feb 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations his Department has received from (a) local authorities and (b) Royal Mail on the condition of road surfaces following the severe weather conditions in January 2010.

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Former Labour MP for Wirral South

Entered the House of Commons on 27 February 1997 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Vietnam
  • Allotments
  • Roadside Advertising
  • Iraq-Kuwait Conflict: Compensation
  • Madagascar

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Richard Caborn, Minister of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Ben Chapman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 41 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 183 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for participating in MP Survey Panels for ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£50 for participating in an MP Survey Panel. Hours: 30 minutes. (Registered 25 August 2009)
£75 for participating in an MP Survey Panel. Hours: 30 minutes. (Registered 30 November 2009)
£75 for participating in a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 January 2010)
£75 for participating in a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 March 2010)
Fees for completing surveys from BPRI, 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2PX.
£75 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 3 September 2009)
£75 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 November 2009)
£75 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 31 March 2010)
Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY.
Received £150 on 27 January 2010 for participating in a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 8 February 2010)
6. Overseas visits
24-31 May 2009, to Vietnam as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vietnam, to further co-operation with our counterpart parliamentary group. The cost of external and internal flights and accommodation was paid by the Group's registered sponsors, Premier Oil and the University of Central Lancashire. The National Assembly of Vietnam paid for ground travel costs and some hospitality. (Registered 3 June 2009)
Name of donor: 1) All-Party Parliamentary China Group
2) Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress
Address of donor: 1) House of Commons
2) 32 Zhong Shan Beilu, Nanjing 210008, People's Republic of China
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
1) £713 (return flights to Shanghai) (from donations previously registered)
2) £700 (includes hotels for 6 nights, meals and coach travel for 6 days.)
Destination of visit: Jiangsu Province and Shanghai
Date of visit: 19-26 September 2009
Purpose of visit: as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary China Group, to consolidate links between the UK and Jiangsu Province.
(Registered 7 October 2009)

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