Frank Field’s voting in Parliament
This is a selection of Frank Field’s votes.
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2018
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2017
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
9 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2016
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Pakistan on Asia Bibi.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) make footpaths more accessible to people with restricted mobility and (b) create new footpaths to connect places and communities.
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Independent MP for Birkenhead
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Party was Labour until 29 Aug 2018
Topics of interest
Frank Field campaigned to leave the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Tax Credits
- Universal Credit
- Social Security Benefits
- Welfare Tax Credits
- Child Support Agency
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 31 Oct 2017)
- Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, Work and Pensions Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 May 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Minister (Department of Social Security) (Welfare Reform) (3 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Chair, Social Security Committee (18 Nov 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, Social Security Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 18 Nov 1993)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (17 Jun 1987 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Chair, Social Services Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1980 to 1 Jun 1981)
- Member, Social Services Committee (3 May 1979 to 23 Jan 1981)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Frank Field’s speeches
- Has received answers to 450 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.93% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1110 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester ML4 6LJ
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 13 June 2018)
Non-executive chairman of Medicash Health Benefits Ltd (non–executive). Address: Merchants Court, 2-12 Lord Street, Liverpool, L2 1TS. I have waived remuneration for this role, but Medicash may choose to make a donation to a charity or charities of its choice, at its discretion. (Updated 14 January 2014)
Co-Chair of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Migrationwatch UK provides secretarial, research and administrative support, pays for printing costs and maintains the group’s website. Quiller Consultants, which is a consultancy, is paid by its client, Migrationwatch UK, to act as consultants to the group. (Registered 24 May 2011)
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