A selection of Jim Cousins's votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2007
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
32 votes for, 1 vote against, 9 absences, between 2006–2009
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2003–2007
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
6 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2004
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) total monetary value of and (b) proportion of net investment income in the UK balance of payments has been in each year since 2006.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the loans made by Royal Bank of Scotland to Liverpool Football Club are guaranteed under the Government's asset protection guarantee scheme.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what disruption there has been to her Department's (a) Fraud Referral and Intervention Management System, (b) electronic records management and (c) Customer Information System since 22 January 2010.
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Former Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Departmental Staff
- Departmental Officials
- Pension Credit
- Departmental Contracts
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Treasury Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Jim Cousins’s speeches
- Has received answers to 240 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
- 49 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 228 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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