Frank Cook

Former Labour MP for Stockton North

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Former Labour MP for Stockton North

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Mines
  • TV Licensing
  • Mine Clearance
  • Financial Services: Marketing
  • Lancet Inquiry

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (28 May 2004 to 10 Jan 2005)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary consultant and adviser on matters related to planning and the environment to DSM Demolition Ltd, Arden House, Arden Road, Heartlands, Birmingham B8 1DE and its associated companies. (£5,001-£10,000) Remuneration by monthly retainer of £825 gross subject to tax.
6. Overseas visits
4-8 April 2008, to Korea and Japan, to attend Leadership for Peace conference. Economy class fare and accommodation for me provided by Universal Peace Federation. I paid for my own flight upgrade and all my wife's travelling costs. (Registered 28 April 2009)

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