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Bill Etherington

Former Labour MP for Sunderland North

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A selection of Bill Etherington's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Olympic Games 2012 28 Jan 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the likely effects of any removal of the through East Coast Main Line rail service to Glasgow on the level of spectator access to Olympic football tournament matches at Hampden Park from the North East; and if he will make a statement.
  • Scientific Procedures on Animals (Statistics) 24 Feb 2009

    May I place on the record my appreciation to the Speaker for allowing this debate at rather short notice and for giving us a one-and-a-half-hour slot? That will give many of my colleagues the opportunity, should they so wish, to put forward their views. I am very pleased to see my hon. Friend the Minister in her place, because in many ways she is more responsible for the debate than I am. On...
  • Scientific Procedures on Animals (Statistics) 24 Feb 2009

    The hon. Gentleman has put that in a very attractive way. He is expressing an opinion. One of the reasons for the rise is that we have failed to control the system in a proper manner. I will explain later why that has happened. It is probably not widely known, but the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply to this particular industry. I shall call animal experimentation an industry...

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Former Labour MP for Sunderland North

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Coal
  • Alcoholism: Health Services
  • Child Support
  • Bees
  • Tyne and Wear Metro

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Bill Etherington’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below 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 44.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 34 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 97 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received fee of £150 for completing survey for Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY. Hours: 1.5hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 28 August 2009)
ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Fee of £75 received on 24 November 2009. Fee donated to charity. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 4 December 2009)
Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT. Fee of £50 received. Fee donated to charity. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 4 December 2009)
ICM, Berkshire House, 168-173 High Holborn, London WC1V 7AA. Fee of £25 received. Fee donated to charity. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 4 December 2009)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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