A selection of Frank Field's votes
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Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2008–2016
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 against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2004–2011
We have lots more plain English analysis of Frank Field’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Frank Field’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have offered a home to refugee (a) children and (b) families in the last 12 months; and how many of those offers have been taken up.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what criteria his Department based its decision to extend the contracts of Atos Healthcare and Capita for personal independence payment assessments.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the UK Strategy for Rare Disease; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Labour MP for Birkenhead
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Frank Field campaigned to leave the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Tax Credits
- Social Security Benefits
- Welfare Tax Credits
- Child Support Agency
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 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Frank Field’s speeches
- Has received answers to 132 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 53.32% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 103 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1058 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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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