Caroline Flint

MP, Don Valley

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Don Valley Labour

Caroline Flint’s voting in Parliament

Caroline Flint is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Caroline Flint sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Caroline Flint generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Caroline Flint generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Caroline Flint has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill: “Appropriate consent” to adult transplantation activities: England 12 Sep 2018

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson, and to be part of this historic occasion. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry North West, the Minister, and the cross-party collaboration that has ensured we can today wish the Bill a successful journey towards becoming law. It is important to say that the Bill is not about taking away choice. Even though it is...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband and Mobile Phone Coverage 6 Sep 2018

    Many of my constituents would not recognise the coverage figures that the Secretary of State put out today. Nearly a third of my constituency—more than 30 towns and villages—has very slow access or no access at all. Teachers call me because they cannot mark homework at night, and young people who have bought housing on a new housing development find that they are not connected to...
  • Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning 4 Sep 2018

    I have tried to avoid most of the summer chatter involving a strange alliance between hard-core leavers and hard-core remainers who seem to want no deal. I think that the British public want a deal. Should the Secretary of State return to the House this autumn with a deal that is basically a divorce arrangement, will he confirm that that will not be the final deal? Will he confirm that it...

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Labour MP for Don Valley

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

Caroline Flint campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Energy: Prices
  • Energy
  • Green Deal Scheme
  • Renewable Energy
  • Warm Front Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 16 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Minister of State (Europe) (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (24 Jan 2008 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber) (28 Jun 2007 to 9 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform) (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (30 Apr 2003 to 7 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Jan 2001 to 19 Jan 2005)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Caroline Flint’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 38 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Caroline Flint’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 860 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP:
12 October 2017, received £285 for article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2017)
12 October 2017, received £100 for article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2017)
Payments from the BBC, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
30 October 2017, received £350 for appearance on This Week. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2017)
19 October 2017, received £150 for appearance on Any Questions on 15 September 2017. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 03 November 2017)
17 January 2018, received £750 for presenting an episode of Archive on 4 broadcast on 3 February 2018. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 16 February 2018)
19 March 2018, received £350 for appearance on This Week on 8 March 2018. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 March 2018)
23 May 2018, received £150 for appearance on Any Questions on 13 April 2018. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2018)
28 June 2018, received £350 for appearance on This Week on 22 June 2018. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2018)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
17 January 2018, received £200 for an opinion survey on 27 November 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 18 January 2018)
3 August 2018, received £200 for a survey interview on 10 July 2018. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 03 August 2018)
31 July 2018, received £300 from News UK and Ireland, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for appearances on the Julia Hartley-Brewer programme on 19 June and 17 July 2018. Hours: 8 hrs in total. (Registered 07 August 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
I received two tickets for Wimbledon on 9 July 2018 from the Lawn Tennis Association, value £240. (Registered 10 August 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Phil Cole, as Office Manager.

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This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.