A selection of Mark Fisher's votes
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Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 1999–2007
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 1998–2004
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
9 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2003–2007
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It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Oxford, West and Abingdon (Dr. Harris), and to pay tribute to the part that he has played in getting us where we are today. He played an enormous part in ensuring that the amendment was tabled, and in working so constructively and coherently with the Leader of the House and members of all parties. That is an admirable example of the way in which...
Certainly not. He is first, foremost and always a democrat. In the excellent speech in which he effectively introduced the motion-I hope the Leader of the House will forgive me for saying that-my hon. Friend said, "We are nearly there." The question is, who are the "we" and where is the "there" that we are near? With one or two very creditable exceptions-it is vital, in any debate, to hear...
I entirely agree with my hon. Friend, but it is more a rebalancing of two distinct roles: that of the Executive-who have a role of their own in proposing legislation, imposing taxation and taking action on behalf of this country-and that of this House. The two are often confused, but the role of this House is to hold the Government to account, scrutinise them, ask them severe questions and...
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Former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Education and Skills
- Culture Media and Sport
- Identity Cards
- Sevso Treasure
- Child Support Agency
- Education Maintenance Allowance
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (28 May 2004 to 10 Jan 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mark Fisher’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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.32% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 52 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 519 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received annual fee of £67,005.89 from the Qatar Museums Authority, PO
Box 2777, Doha, Qatar
. I provide advice on the development of the Museums Authority's plans. I attend three Board meetings a year, usually in Doha, at weekends (on Saturdays), each involving two days travel (Fridays and Sundays). (Registered 8 September 2009)
8. Land and Property
Rental income from a flat in London.
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