A selection of David Clelland's votes
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Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 1997–2004
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2003–2007
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2004–2010
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2007
We have lots more plain English analysis of David Clelland’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Clelland’s full vote analysis page for more.
It is a great honour, indeed a privilege, to follow the right hon. Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry). He represents the acceptable face of conservatism in this House, particularly on issues of local government. He has proved one of Parliament's most effective speakers, and he will be greatly missed. Like him and colleagues who have preceded me in this debate, I, too, will be leaving...
This debate is about the governance of the Turks and Caicos Islands. I led a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegation to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the summer of 2004, the first such delegation for 40 years: they were feeling somewhat neglected. The delegation comprised Members of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords. My hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley, East and...
I know that some British nationals have substantial interests, and I shall refer to that. It is true that some politicians on the islands have abused and misused their position of power and influence, but as some might ask, who are we to criticise? As in the UK, a small minority has blackened the reputation of the majority, but many good, dedicated and honest politicians in TCI have the...
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Former Labour MP for Tyne Bridge
Entered the House of Commons on 5 December 1985 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Prostate Cancer
- Motor Vehicles: Licensing
- Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties
- Future Rapid Effects System
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, North East Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 24 Apr 2009)
- Member, Transport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Government Whip (6 Feb 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Assistant Whip (6 May 1997 to 6 Feb 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all David Clelland’s speeches
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- 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 76.40% 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 19–20 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") 175 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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